1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER XVII
OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
 
  Extortion by threat of accusation of an offence punishable with death or imprisonment, etc  
388. Whoever commits extortion by putting any person in fear of an accusation against that person or any other, of having committed or attempted to commit any offence punishable with death, or with 2[ imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, or of having attempted to induce any other person to commit such offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine; and, if the offence be one punishable under section 377 of this Code, may be punished with 3[ imprisonment for life.]
 
 
 
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 words “imprisonment for life” were substituted, for the words “transportation for life” by section 20 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

3 The words “imprisonment for life” were substituted, for the words “transportation for life” by section 20 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

 
 

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