Copy of sections 75, 124 and 148 of the Penal Code; information on when the Penal Code was enacted and on whether or not the above-listed sections have been amended since February 1994 [BGD19957.E]

Please consult the attached copies of Sections 75, 124 and 148 of the Bangladesh Penal Code. A clearer copy of Section 124 could not be obtained by the DIRB.

Information on when this legislation was enacted in Bangladesh and on whether the attached Penal Code sections have been amended since February 1994 could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

Response to Information Request BGD18703.F of 7 October 1994 refers to the Bangladesh Penal Code (Amendment) Law of 1991 which amended Sections 383, 385, 387 and 505 and added 462(a), 462(b) and 505(a). This Response, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres, contains a copy of the amendment.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Bangladesh. The Penal Code. 1984. Excerpt from Act XLV of 1860 as modified up to 31 December 1983, pp. 1, 16, 33, 38.