Search by police officer making an investigation (Section 165 of CrPc)

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(2) A police officer proceeding for search shall, if practicable, conduct the search in person.

(3) If he is unable to conduct the search in person, and there is no other person competent to make the search present at the time, he may, after recording in writing his reasons for so doing, require any officer subordinate to him to make search, and shall deliver to such subordinate officer an order in writing, specifying the place to be searched, and so far as possible, the thing for which search is to be made and such subordinate officer may thereupon search for such thing in such place.

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(4) The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure as to search warrants and the general provisions as to searches contained in Section 100 of the Code shall, so far as may be, apply to a search made under Section 165 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

(5) Copies of any record made in investigation shall forthwith be sent to the nearest Magistrate empowered to take cognizance of the offence and the owner or occupier of the place searched shall, on application, be furnished, free of cost, with a copy of the same by the Magistrate.


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