Section 48 Crimes Act 1900 | Causing Explosives to be Placed in or Near Building, Conveyance or Public Place


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Section 48 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Causing Explosives to be Placed in or Near Building, Conveyance or Public Place and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 48 of the Crimes Act 1900, which deals with Causing Explosives to be Placed in or Near Building, Conveyance or Public Place, reads as follows:

48 Causing Explosives to be Placed in or Near Building, Conveyance or Public Place

(1) A person who causes an explosive to be placed in or near:

(a) a building, or

(b) a vehicle, vessel, train or other conveyance, or

(c) a public place,
with the intention of causing bodily harm to any person, is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 14 years.

(2) A person commits an offence under this section whether or not:

(a) any explosion occurs, or

(b) any bodily harm is caused.

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