1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER III
OF PUNISHMENTS
 
  Commutation of sentence of 2[ imprisonment ] for life  
55. In every case in which sentence of 3[ imprisonment] for life shall have been passed, 4[ the Government] may, without the consent of the offender, commute the punishment for imprisonment of either description for a term not exceeding 5[ twenty] years.
 
 
 
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 “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 4 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

3 The word “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 4 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

4 The words “the Government” were substituted, for the words “Provincial Government of the Province within which the offender shall have been sentenced” by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

5 The word “twenty” was substituted, for the word “fourteen” by section 4 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

 
 

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