1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER XXII
2OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION, INSULT, PREJUDICIAL ACT AND ANNOYANCE
 
  Prejudicial act by words, etc  
3[ 505A. Whoever-

(a) by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representation or otherwise does anything, or

(b) makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report,

which is, or which is likely to be prejudicial to the interests of the security of Bangladesh or public order, or to the maintenance of friendly relations of Bangladesh with foreign states or to the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both.]
 
 
 
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 comma and words “, PREJUDICIAL ACT AND ANNOYANCE” were substituted, for the words “AND ANNOYANCE” by section 6 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. XV of 1991).

3 Section 505A was inserted by section 8 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Act, 1991 (Act No. XV of 1991).

 
 

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