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21/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Electricity Act, 1910

( ACT NO. IX OF 1910 )

Criminal Offences and Procedure

Penalty for negligently wasting energy or injuring works
46. Whoever negligently causes energy to be wasted or diverted, or negligently breaks, throws down or damages any electric supply-line, post, pole or lamp or other apparatus connected with the supply of energy, 1[or negligently throws, puts any articles on the electric supply-line or equipment to interrupt supply of energy] shall be punishable with 2[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 a fine of ten thousand taka.]

  • 1
    The words and comma “or negligently throws, puts any articles on the electric supply-line or equipment to interrupt supply of energy” were inserted by section 18 of the Electricity (Amendment) Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. XLII of 1983).
  • 2
    The words "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 a fine of ten thousand taka" were substituted, for the words "fine which may extend to five thousand taka" by section 13 of the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2006 (Act No. V of 2006).
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