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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V Of 1898 )

Chapter XLIII

OF THE DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY

Procedure by police upon seizure of property taken under section 51 or stolen
523.(1) The seizure by any police-officer of property taken under section 51, or alleged or suspected to have been stolen, or found under circumstances which create suspicion of the commission of any offence, shall be forthwith reported to a Magistrate, who shall make such order as he thinks fit respecting the disposal of such property or the delivery of such property to the person entitled to the possession thereof, or, if such person cannot be ascertained, respecting the custody and production of such property.

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