Laws of Bangladesh

The Irrigation Act, 1876

( ACT NO. III OF 1876 )

Persons employed on canal may take offenders into custody
96. Any person in charge of, or employed upon, any canal may remove from the lands or buildings belonging thereto, or may take into custody without a warrant and take forthwith before a Magistrate or to the nearest police-station, to be dealt with according to law, any person who within his view commits any of the following offences:-
(1) wilfully damages or obstructs any canal;
(2) without proper authority interferes with the supply or flow of water in or from any canal or in any river or stream, so as to make dangerous or render less useful any canal.

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