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14/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Electricity Act, 1910

( ACT NO. IX OF 1910 )

Criminal Offences and Procedure

Penalty for the theft of line materials, tower members, equipments, etc., from any electric supply system
1[40A. Whoever dishonestly removes, dismantles, commits theft or wilfully damages any line materials such as, pole, tower parts, conductors, transformers from an electric supply-line belonging to a licensee 2[shall 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 five thousand taka.]]

  • 1
    Section 40A was inserted by section 14 of the Electricity (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XLII of 1983).
  • 2
    The words "shall 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 five thousand taka" were substituted, for the words and commas "punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand taka, or with both" by section 5 of the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. V of 2006).
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