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Section 49 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):

Updated: Feb 6

Section 49 BNSS| Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):


Search of arrested person.


(1) Whenever,—


(i) 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

(ii) 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 and where any article is seized from the arrested person, a receipt showing the articles taken in possession by the police officer shall be given to such person.


(2) Whenever it is necessary to cause a female to be searched, the search shall be made by another female with strict regard to decency.

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