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Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) Section 95

Chapter VII

CrPC Section 95

Power to declare certain publications forfeited and to issue search-warrants for the same


1. Where—

a. any newspaper, or book, or

b. any document,

Wherever printed appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under section 124A or section 153A or section 153B or section 292 or section 293 or section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), the State Government may, by notification, stating the grounds of its opinion, declare every copy of the issue of the newspaper containing such matter, and every copy of such book or other document to be forfeited to Government, and thereupon any police officer may seize the same wherever found in India and any Magistrate may by warrant authorise any police officer not below the rank of sub-inspector to enter upon and search for the same in any premises where any copy of such issue or any such book or other document may be or may be reasonably suspected to be.

2. In this section and in section 96;

a. “newspaper” and “book” have the same meaning as in the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 (25 of 1867);

b. “document” includes any painting, drawing or photograph, or other visible representation.

3. No order passed or action taken under this section shall be called in question in any Court otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of section 96.

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