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The Explosives Act, 1884

( ACT NO. IV Of 1884 )

Power to make rules conferring powers of inspection, search, seizure, detention and removal
7.(1) The Government may make rules consistent with this Act authorizing any officer, either by name or in virtue of his office-
 
 
(a) to enter, inspect and examine any place, carriage or vessel in which an explosive is being manufactured, possessed, used, sold, transported or imported under a license granted under this Act, or in which he has reason to believe that an explosive has been or is being manufactured, possessed, used, sold, trans-ported or imported in contravention of this Act or of the rules made under this Act;
 
 
(b) to search for explosives therein;
 
 
(c) to take samples of any explosive found therein on payment of the value thereof; and
 
 
(d) to seize, detain, remove and, if necessary, destroy any explosive found therein.
 
 
(2) The provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to searches under that Code shall, so far as the same are applicable, apply to searches by officers authorised by rules under this section.

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