Provision of Search
Any officer, who is in charge of a
police station or an investigating
officer, has the authority to
conduct search of any place situated
within the jurisdiction of his
police station for anything
connected with the offence.
It is necessary that the police
officers concerned should show their
identity cards before conducting
search. Similarly, their nameplates,
along with their designations should
also be displayed on their uniforms.
You are within your right to check
and search the raiding party before
they start search.
While conducting a search two
respectable panchas/witnesses should
After the completion of a search,
the officer concerned must prepare a
search-panchanama detailing therein
the particulars of the seized
articles and obtain there upon the
signatures of the two panchas/witnesses
and the owner. The panchanama of the
seized articles must be prepared at
the site itself.
Demand a copy of the said panchanama.
It is your right.
The procedure detailed herein above
is applicable for physical search
At first, please meet Senior
Inspector of the Police Station. If the problem persists,
meet Sub Divisional Police Officer of your division or to
Addition Superintendent of Police (ASP) of your District.
Names, addresses and phone numbers of all these officers
have been given on this site.
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