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14/04/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Abandoned Buildings (Supplementary Provisions) Ordinance, 1985

( Ordinance NO. LIV OF 1985 )

Publication of lists of buildings
5. (1) The Government shall, after the 1[commencement of this Ordinance and before the 2[31st day of December, 1988,] publish, from time to time, in the official Gazette],-
 
 
 
 
(a) 3[lists of] buildings the possession of which have been taken as abandoned property under the President's Order;
 
 
 
 
(b) 4[lists of buildings in respect of which notices] for surrendering or taking possession as abandoned property under the said Order have been issued:
 
 
Provided that no such list shall include any building in respect of which-
 
 
 
 
(a) any decree or order has been passed, at any time before the publication of the list in the official Gazette, by any Court declaring the building not to be an abandoned property or not to have vested in the Government under the President's Order or declaring the possession by the Government of the building as an abandoned property under that Order to be illegal or invalid or directing the Government or any officer or authority subordinate to it to return, restore or transfer the building to any person, or
 
 
 
 
(b) a suit, appeal, application or other legal proceeding is pending before any Court, immediately before the date of publication of the list in the official Gazette, in which the vesting in, or possession of, the Government of the building as abandoned property under the President's Order has been called in question in any manner whatsoever or any prayer has been made for return, restoration or transfer of the building by the Government or by any officer or authority subordinate to it to any person.
 
 
 
 
(2) The lists published under sub-section (1) shall be conclusive evidence of the fact that the buildings included therein are abandoned property and have vested in the Government as such.

  • 1
    The words, figures and commas “commencement of this Ordinance and before the 30th day of September, 1988, publish, from time to time, in the official Gazette” were substituted for the figures, words and commas “31st day of March, 1986, and before the 30th day of September, 1986, publish in the official Gazette” by section 3 of the Abandoned Buildings (Supplementary Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. XII of 1988).
  • 2
    The figures, words and commas “31st day of December, 1988,” were substituted for the figures, words and commas “30th day of September, 1988,” by section 3 of the Abandoned Buildings (Supplementary Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 1989 (Act No. VII of 1989).
  • 3
    The words “lists of” were substituted for the words “a list of” by section 3 of the Abandoned Buildings (Supplementary Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. XII of 1988).
  • 4
    The words “lists of buildings in respect of which notices” were substituted for the words “a list of buildings in respect of which notice” by section 3 of the Abandoned Buildings (Supplementary Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 1989 (Act No. XII of 1988).
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