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THE TREASURE-TROVE ACT, 1878

(ACT NO. VI OF 1878).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 13th February, 1878  
  
     1 An act to amend the law relating to Treasure-trove
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to treasure-trove; It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
It extends to the whole of [Bangladesh].
2. [Repealed]
3. Interpretation-clause
"Treasure"
"Collector"
"Owner"
PROCEDURE ON FINDING TREASURE
4. Notice by finder of treasure
5. Notification requiring claimants to appear
6. Forfeiture of right on failure to appear
7. Matters to be enquired into and determined by the Collector
8. Time to be allowed for suit by person claiming the treasure
9. When treasure may be declared ownerless
Appeal against such declaration
10. Proceedings subsequent to declaration
11. When no other person claims as owner of place, treasure to be given to finder
12. When only one such person claims and his claim is not disputed, treasure to be divided, and shares to be delivered to parties
13. In case of dispute as to ownership of place, proceedings to be stayed
14. Settlement of such dispute,
15. and division thereupon
16. Power to acquire the treasure on behalf of Government
17. Decision of Collector final, and no suit to lie against him for acts done bona fide
18. Collector to exercise powers of Civil Court
19. Power to make rules
PENALTIES
20. Penalty on finder failing to give notice, etc.
21. Penalty on owner abetting offence under section 20
PRELIMINARY
" treasure" means anything of any value
"Collector" means (1) any Revenue-officer in independent
When any person is entitled, under any
 
 

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