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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter V

OF ARREST, ESCAPE AND RETAKING

A.—Arrest generally

Search of arrested persons
 
 
51. Whenever a person is arrested by a police-officer under a warrant which does not provide for the taking of bail, or under a warrant which provides for the taking of bail but the person arrested cannot furnish bail, and
 
 
Whenever a person is arrested without warrant, or by a private person under a warrant, and cannot legally be admitted to bail, or is unable to furnish bail,
 
 
the officer making the arrest or, when the arrest is made by a private person, the police-officer to whom he makes over the person arrested, may search such person, and place in safe custody all articles, other than necessary wearing-apparel, found upon him.

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