THE BANGLADESH WILD LIFE (PRESERVATION) ORDER, 1973

(PRESIDENT’S ORDER NO. 23 OF 1973).
  [28th March, 1973]
 
 
     
   
 
 
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36. (1) The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, empower an officer-



(a) to accept from any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed any offence under this Order a sum of money by way of compensation for the offence which such person is suspected to have committed; and



(b) to release any property which has been seized as liable to confiscation, on payment of such value thereof as may be estimated by such officer;



(c) to discharge in such cases as may be prescribed the suspected person if he is in custody or to release the seized property on payment of such sum of money, or such value as compensation to such officer as may be determined and to withdraw the proceedings against such person or property.



(2) The sum of money accepted as compensation under sub-clause (a) of clause (1) shall not be less than Taka one thousand and shall not exceed Taka two thousand.



(3) No officer shall have power to compound a second and subsequent offence 1[ committed by] the same person or persons under this Order.
 
 
 
1 The words “committed by” were substituted for the word “against” by section 27 of the Bangladesh Wild Life (Preservation) (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. XVII of 1974)

 
 

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