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THE VAGRANCY ACT, 1943

(BENGAL ACT NO. VII OF 1943).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 25th October, 1943  
  
 
এই অাইনটি ভবঘুরে ও নিরাশ্রম ব্যক্তি (পুনর্বাসন) আইন, ২০১১ (২০১১ সনের ১৫ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।
    An Act to provide for dealing with vagrancy in Bangladesh. 1
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for dealing with vagrancy in Bangladesh;

It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, extent and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Vagrancy Advisory Board
4. Appointment of Controller of Vagrancy and his assistants
5. Special Magistrates
CHAPTER II
PROCEDURE
6. Power to require apparent vagrant to appear before Special Magistrate
7. Summary inquiry in respect of apparent vagrant and declaration of person to be a vagrant by Special Magistrate
8. Detention in receiving centre and medical examination of vagrant
9. Procedure or sending vagrant to vagrants’ home
10. Externment of vagrant from area in which the Act is in force
11. Validity of custody and detention of vagrant
CHAPTER III
RECEIVING CENTRES AND VAGRANTS’ HOME
12. Provision of receiving centres
13. Provision of vagrants’ homes
14. Search of vagrants
15. Management and discipline
16. Transfer of vagrants from one vagrants’ home to another
17. Outside employment to be obtained for vagrants when possible
18. Discharge of vagrants from vagrants’ home
CHAPTER IV
PENALTIES AND MISCELLANEOUS
19. Punishment for employing or causing persons to ask for alms
20. Punishment for refusing to go before a Special Magistrate
21. Punishment for refusing to submit to medical examination at receiving centre
22. Punishment for escape from receiving centre or vagrants’ home
23. Procedure at end of imprisonment
24. Prosecution and jurisdiction to try offenders
25. Persons to be deemed public servants
26. Indemnity
27. [Repealed]
28. Power to make rules
29. [Omitted.]
 
 

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