THE BENGAL CORRUPTION AND EXTORTION

REGULATION, 1827

[BENGAL REGULATION NO. III OF 1827]  

Adapted and Modified by the Adaptation of Laws Order, 1950

(Passed by the Governor- General in Council on the Ist November, 1827)

                A  Regulation for modifying and amending the Rules  in force relative to the Law Officers and Ministerial  * * *2   Officers of the Courts of Judicature who may be guilty of Corruption or Extortion.

1. to 4. (Preamble; Regulations amended; no fine to be awarded in Civil Court for corruption or extortion; criminal prosecution not to depend on civil action) Rep. by Act XVI of 1874.

5. Record of criminal conviction sufficient for compelling refund of property corruptly taken or extorted. – From and after the date of this regulation it shall not be necessary for any party from whom money or property may have been corruptly taken or extorted  to institute a civil action for the recovery thereof; but, on proof of the charge in a criminal prosecution for those offences, a certified copy of the conviction by [the Court ] shall be received as sufficient authority for enforcing the refund of the amount or value  so taken , with  interest, on application to that effect being  preferred by the aggrieved party to the Civil Court ***4

6. [Amount of embezzlement to be paid in first instance from public treasury.]

Rep. by Act XVI of 1874.