Life term for formalin trade without licence

Cabinet okays draft formalin Bill

New Age Online

PM_1_30.06The cabinet on Monday gave its final approval to the draft ‘Formalin Control Bill-2014’, incorporating a provision for life term imprisonment for trading formalin without licence.
‘This new law would regulate import, use, misuse, marketing and sales of formalin,’ cabinet secretary Md Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told a press briefing after the meeting.
Offences under the proposed law would be cognizable and non-bailable, he said.
One will be punished with maximum life term jail and be fined Tk 20 lakh for import, storage, production, marketing or use of the chemical without licence, the cabinet secretary added.
He further said formalin control committee would be formed in every district complying with the law.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting at the secretariat.

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