INDIAN KANOON SECTION 93 CrPC - Code of Criminal Procedure - When search-warrant may be issued
- The court;
- Where any Court has reason to believe that a person to whom a summons or order under section 91 or a requisition under Sub-Section (1) of section 92 has been, or might be, addressed, will not or would not produce the document or thing as required by such summons or requisition, or
- where such document or thing is not known to the Court to be in the possession of any person, or
- where the Court considers that the purposes of any inquiry, trial or other proceeding under this Code will be served by a general search or inspection,
It may issue a search-warrant; and the person to whom such warrant is directed, may search or inspect in accordance therewith and the provisions hereinafter contained.
- The Court may, if it thinks fit, specify in the warrant the particular place or part thereof to which only the search or inspection shall extend; and the person charged with the execution of such warrant shall then search or inspect only the place or part so specified.
- Nothing contained in this section shall authorise any Magistrate other than a District Magistrate or Chief Judicial Magistrate to grant a warrant to search for a document, parcel or other thing in the custody of the postal or telegraph authority.