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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XLIII

OF THE DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY

Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial in certain cases
1[516A. When any property regarding which any offence appears to have been committed, or which appears to have been used for the commission of any offence, is produced before any Criminal Court during any inquiry or trial, the Court may make such order as it thinks fit for the proper custody of such property pending the conclusion of the inquiry or trial, and, if the property is subject to speedy or natural decay, may, after recording such evidence as it thinks necessary, order it to be sold or otherwise disposed of.]

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    Section 516A was inserted by the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1923 (Act No. XVIII of 1923)
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