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29/02/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Electricity Act, 1910

( ACT NO. IX OF 1910 )

Criminal Offences and Procedure

Penalty for maliciously wasting energy or injuring works
1[40. (1) Whoever maliciously causes energy to be wasted or diverted, or, with intent to cut off the supply of energy, cuts or injures, or attempts to cut or injure, any electric supply-line or works shall be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than one year but which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to a fine of ten thousand taka.
 
 
(2) A person who after being convicted under sub-section (1), is convicted for the second or subsequent times, he shall, for every such second or subsequent conviction be punishable with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than three years but which may extend to five years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to twenty thousand taka.]

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    Section 40 was substituted, for the former section 40 by section 4 of the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. V of 2006)
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