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20/05/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Prevention of Transfer of Property and Removal of Documents and Records Act, 1952 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. V OF 1952 )

Safeguards against removal of records
5. (1) No rent-receiver shall, after the coming into force of this Act, remove or cause to be removed any document or record relating to any estate, taluk, or tenure, to any place outside Bangladesh, or destroy or cause to be destroyed such document or record.
 
 
 
 
(2) If any document or record as aforesaid has been removed by any rent-receiver before the commencement of this Act to any place outside the Bangladesh, the Collector may serve an order on such rent-receiver directing him to bring back such document or record to Bangladesh within the time specified in such order.
 
 
 
 
(3) For the purpose of inspection of any document or record relating to any estate, taluk, or tenure, it shall be lawful for the Collector or any officer authorised by him in writing, to enter into or upon any cutchery building or premises, where the Collector or such officer has reason to believe that such document or record has been kept:
 
 
 
 
Provided that no such entry shall be made between sunset and sunrise and without giving two hours' notice to the rent-receiver concerned of his intention to do so.
 
 
 
 
(4) Before entering into or upon any cutchery building or premises under the provisions of sub-section (3), the Collector or any officer authorised by him may issue a direction upon the rent-receiver to inform him in writing, within the time specified in such direction, the place where such document or record has been kept.

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