1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER XVII
OF OFFENCES AGAINST PROPERTY
 
  Putting person in fear of accusation of offence in order to commit extortion  
389. Whoever, in order to the committing of extortion, puts or attempts to put any person in fear of an accusation, against that person or any other, of having committed, or attempted to commit, an offence punishable with death or with 2[ imprisonment] for life, or with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years, 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 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 word “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 21 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

3 The word “imprisonment” was substituted, for the word “transportation” by section 21 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1985 (Ordinance No. XLI of 1985)

 
 

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