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13/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

1The Evidence Act, 1872

( ACT NO. I OF 1872 )

Chapter V

PRESUMPTION AS TO DOCUMENTS

Presumption as to digital record and digital signatures

2[85B. (1) In any proceedings involving a secure digital record, the Court shall presume unless contrary is proved, that the secure digital record has not been altered since the point of time to which the secure status relates.

(2) In any proceedings, involving secure digital signature, the Court shall presume unless the contrary is proved that-

(a) the secure digital signature is affixed by subscriber with the intention of signing or approving the digital record;

(b) except in the case of a secure digital record or a secure digital signature, nothing in this section shall create any presumption relating to authenticity and integrity of the digital record or any digital signature.]


  • 1
    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", "Government" and "Taka" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan", "Central Government" and "rupees" or "Rs." respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).
  • 2
    Sections 85B was inserted by section 16 of the Evidence (Amendment) Act, 2022 (Act No XX of 2022).
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