Article 370



Criminal liability Slavery

Article 370 criminalises the buying or disposing of a person as a slave, and punishes this offense with up to 7 years of imprisonment and a fine.

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Article 370. Whoever imports, exports, removes, buys, sells or disposes of any person as a slave, or accepts, receives or detains any person as a slave against his will, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Law / 6 October 1860 /Bangladesh / Criminal Code

The Bangladeshi Criminal Code is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The Code includes specific provisions regarding criminal liability for forced labour, kidnapping, and abduction for the purpose of slavery.