BALABHADRA NAYAK-V- STATE OF ORISSA
CRLREV NO.687 OF 2012 (Dt.18.12.2012)
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CODE, 1973 – S.457.
The words “Police Officer” in Section 457 Cr.P.C. must include an Excise Officer reporting seizure
of vehicle/property to a Criminal Court.
In this case motor cycle of the petitioner was seized by Excise officials for alleged commission of
offence under the NDPS Act – His application U/s.457 Cr.P.C. for release of vehicle was rejected by the