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19/01/2022
Laws of Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (President's Order)

( PRESIDENT'S ORDER NO. 127 OF 1972 )

Chapter III

BUSINESS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BANK

35. (1) No person in Bangladesh other than the Bank or as expressly authorised by this Order, the Government shall draw, accept, make or issue any Bill of Exchange, Hundi, Promissory Note or engagement for the payment of money payable to bearer on demand, or borrow, owe or take up any sum or sums of money on the Bills, Hundis or Notes payable to bearer on demand of any such persons, but such cheques, or Drafts, including Hundi, payable to bearer on demand or otherwise may be drawn on a person's account with a banker.
 
 
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, no person in Bangladesh other than the Bank, or as expressly authorised by this Order, the Government shall make or issue any Promissory Note expressed to be payable to the bearer of the instrument.
 
 
(3) Any person contravening the provision of this Article shall be punishable upon conviction with fine which may extend to double the amount of the Bill, Hundi, Promissory Note or engagement in respect whereof the offence is committed.
 
 
(4) No prosecution under this Article shall be instituted except on complaint made in writing on behalf of the Bank.

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