THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, 1898

(ACT NO. V OF 1898).
  [22nd March, 1898]
 
 
     
   
 
PART IV
PREVENTION OF OFFENCES

CHAPTER VIII
OF SECURITY FOR KEEPING THE PEACE AND FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR
 
  Security for good behaviour from persons disseminating seditious matter  
108. 1[ Whenever the 2[ District Magistrate, or any other Executive Magistrate"] specially empowered by the Government in this behalf, has information that there is within the limits of his jurisdiction any person who, within or without such limits, either orally or in writing or in any other manner intentionally disseminates or attempts to disseminate, or in anywise abets the dissemination of,-

(a) any seditious matter, that is to say, any matter the publication of which is punishable under section 123A or section 124A of the Penal Code, or

(b) any matter the publication of which is punishable under section 153A of the Penal Code, or

(c) any matter concerning a Judge which amounts to criminal intimidation or defamation under the Penal Code,

such Magistrate, if in his opinion there is sufficient ground for proceeding may (in manner hereinafter provided) require such person to show cause why he should not be ordered to execute a bond, with or without sureties, for his good behaviour for such period, not exceeding one year, as the Magistrate thinks fit to fix.

No proceedings shall be taken under this section against the editor, proprietor, printer of publisher of any publication registered under, and edited, printed and published in conformity with, the [provisions of the Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973], with reference to any matters contained in such publication except by the order or under the authority of the Government or some officer empowered by the Government in this behalf.
 
 
 
1 The words, brackets, comma and figure `provisions of the Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973` were substituted, for the words and comma `rules laid down in the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867` by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)

2 The words and comma “District Magistrate, or any other Executive Magistrate” were substituted for the words and comma “Chief Metropolitan or District Magistrate, or a Metropolitan Magistrate or Magistrate of the first class” by section 39 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009) (with effect from 1st November, 2007).

 
 

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