Laws of Bangladesh

The Touts Act, 1879

( ACT NO. XVIII OF 1879 )

Chapter I


3. In this Act, unless there be something repugnant in the subject or context,-
"Judge" means the presiding judicial officer in every Civil and Criminal Court, by whatever title he is designated:
"Subordinate Court" means all Courts subordinate to the 1[High Court Division], including Courts of Small Causes established under Act No. XI of 1865.
"revenue-officer" includes all Courts (other than Civil Courts) trying suits under any Act for the time being in force relating to land-holders and their tenants or agents:
"legal practitioner" means an advocate, 2[* * *] muktar or revenue agent:
"tout" means a person –
(a) who procures, in consideration of any remuneration moving from any legal practitioner, the employment of the legal practitioner in any legal business; or who proposes to any legal practitioner or to any person interested in an legal business to procure, in consideration of any remuneration moving from either of them, the employment of the legal practitioner in such business; or
(b) who for the purposes of such procurement frequents the precincts of Civil or Criminal Courts or of revenue-offices, or railway stations, landing stages, lodging places or other places of public resort; or
(c) who is declared to be deemed to be a tout for the purposes of this Act by rules made by the 3[High Court Division] or the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority, as the case may be, under section 4[36A].

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