August 8, 2016 - 5:17pm
Bangladesh government today approved in principles a draft law that would hand out 10 years of maximum jail term for sabotage on power stations.
As per the draft law of Power Act 2016, the violator will face seven years imprisonment as minimum punishment.
A fine of Tk 10 crore would also be applicable for default. The Power Act 2016 will be applicable for all power stations and sub-stations throughout the country.
Today’s regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the law. Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the meeting.
The draft power act has been upgraded more than 100 years later. The existing law is the Power Act-1910.