Laws of Bangladesh

The Undesirable Companies (Second) Ordinance, 1958 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. XLIX OF 1958 )

Deposit of cash and preservation of assets, etc.
5. (1) Any officer or agent acting for or on behalf of an undesirable company who has in his possession or under his control any cash belonging to the company shall, immediately after the commencement of this Ordinance, deposit or cause to be deposited such cash with the company's bankers.
(2) Until such time as the official liquidator appointed under section 7 takes into his custody or under his control all the books, documents and assets of the company, including actionable claims to which the company is or appears to be entitled, every officer and agent acting for or on behalf of the company shall preserve all such books, documents, assets, property, effects and claims, and shall be jointly and severally liable for any loss or damage.
(3) Any person who, with intent to evade the provisions of this Ordinance, conceals, destroys, mutilates or defaces any books, documents, assets, property, effects or claims, or knowingly allows such concealment, destruction, mutilation or defacement to be caused, shall, without prejudice to any liability to which he may be subject under sub-section (2), be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine or with both.

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