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sandhya   05 August 2021

Types of searches

How many types of searches including special acts ?


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Ananya Gosain   27 August 2021

The term ‘search’, in the simplest language, denotes an action of government machinery to go, look through or examine carefully a place, area, person, object, etc.

A search warrant is a written order which is issued by a Judge/ Magistrate or a Court to a police officer or any other person authorizing them to conduct a search of a person, location or vehicle for evidence of a crime and confiscate illegal evidence of a crime

  • Section 165 of CrPC provides for the circumstances and the way in which a search is carried out by a Police Officer.
  • Section 94 provides a search of a place that is suspected to contain stolen property, forged documents etc.
  • Section 97 provides for direction in case of search of persons wrongfully confined.
  • Section 165 prescribes a procedure undertaken by a police officer to search a place without a warrant whenever the officer in charge has reasonable grounds to believe that in the process of investigation, there are some things necessary for an offence, which he is authorised to investigate without unnecessary delay.
  • Section 103 of CrPC provides for search in presence of Magistrate. It states that the Magistrate may direct search in his presence. 
  • Section 166 provides the conditions under which the search is conducted in the limits of another police station.

  • Section 153 provides for the inspection of weights and measures. This section authorizes a police officer in charge of a police station to enter any place within the limits of such station for the purpose of inspecting or searching for any weights or measures or instruments for weighing, used or kept there without a warrant.

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