Public Nuisance: The Most Committed Crime in Dhaka City

What is Public Nuisance?

When a person does any act or omits to discharge any legal duties which –

  • endanger the life, health, safety, property, and morals of the public or
  • the comfort of the public, obstruct the public in exercising or enjoying the rights common to all,

is responsible for public nuisance whether such person is an ordinary citizen or a government official under section 268 of the Penal Code, 1860 (hereinafter referred to as the Code).

The purpose of addressing public nuisance is to secure the public’s life, health, property, morals, or comfort and to exercise or enjoy the rights common to the public without any obstruction.

Public Nuisance – The Most Committed Crime in Dhaka City

Offences of Public Nuisance Affecting Public Health, Safety, and Convenience

Adulteration of Food and Drink:

Adulteration of Drugs: 

Making Atmosphere Noxious to Health:

Rash driving or riding on a public way: 

Danger or obstruction in public way: 


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