1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
 
  Extension of Code to extra-territorial offences  
4. The provisions of this Code apply also to any offence committed by-

(1) any citizen of Bangladesh in any place without and beyond Bangladesh;

(2) [Omitted by Article 2 and Schedule of the Central Laws (Adaptation) Order, 1961.]

(3) [Omitted by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).]

(4) any person on any ship or aircraft registered in Bangladesh wherever it may be.

Explanation.-In this section the word "offence" includes every act committed outside Bangladesh which, if committed in Bangladesh, would be punishable under this Code.

Illustrations


(a) A, a Bangladesh subject, commits a murder in Uganda. He can be tried and convicted of murder in any place in Bangladesh in which he may be found.

(b) B, a European British subject, commits a murder in 2[ Rangpur]. He can be tried and convicted of murder in any place in Bangladesh in which he may be found.

(c) C, a foreigner who is in the service of the Bangladesh Government, commits a murder in 3[ Khulna]. He can be tried and convicted of murder at any place in Bangladesh in which he may be found.

(d) D, a British subject living in 4[ Khulna], instigates E to commit a murder in 5[ Chittagong]. D is guilty of abetting murder.
 
 
 
1 Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).

2 The word “Rangpur” was substituted, for the word “Kahmir” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

3 The word “Khulna” was substituted, for the word “Junagadh” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

4 The word “Khulna” was substituted, for the word “Junagadh” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

5 The word “Chittagong” was substituted, for the word “Lahore” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

 
 

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