1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER XI
OF FALSE EVIDENCE AND OFFENCES AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE
 
  Intentional omission to apprehend on the part of public servant bound to apprehend person under sentence or lawfully committed  
222. Whoever, being a public servant, legally bound as such public servant to apprehend or to keep in confinement any person under sentence of a Court of Justice for any offence or lawfully committed to custody, intentionally omits to apprehend such person, or intentionally suffers such person to escape or intentionally aids such person in escaping or attempting to escape from such confinement, shall be punished as follows that is to say:-

with 2[ imprisonment for life] or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to fourteen years, with

or without fine, if the person in confinement, or who ought to have been apprehended, is under sentence of death; or

with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, with or without fine, if the person in confinement, or who ought to have been apprehended, is subject, by a sentence of a Court of Justice, or by virtue of a commutation of such sentence, to 3[ imprisonment for life]

4[ * * *] or imprisonment for a term of ten years or upwards; or

with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both, if the person in confinement, or who ought to have been apprehended is subject, by a sentence of a Court of Justice, to imprisonment for a term not extending to ten years or if the person was lawfully committed to custody.
 
 
 
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 for life” were substituted, for the words “transportation for life” by section 17 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

3 The word “imprisonment for life” were substituted, for the words “transportation for life” by section 17 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

4 The words “or to transportation” omitted by section 17 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

 
 

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