CrPC  Section 102 – Power of police officer to seal the shop -  Under Section 102(1) of CrPC the police have no power to seal the immovable property and the word seize under Section 102 of the CrPC used under Section 102 of the CrPC would mean only actual taking possession of the movable property.Held, in exercise of power under Section 102 of the CrPC, the police has seized three trucks of iron angles and other objects weighing about 40 tonnes and has given the same to the possession of the employees of the petitioner, but thereafter, proceeded to seal the shop/immovable property held/owned by the petitioner. Police officer has no such power to seal the immovable property of the petitioner. Accordingly, the Station House Officer, Police Station Chakarbhata is directed to remove the seal on the immovable property of the petitioner and vacate the premises of the petitioner after making inventory of the articles which are lying on the shop. The said officer is also directed to make provision for keeping of the articles so seized for its production before the court as and when required. The said exercise shall be done within ten days from the date of receipt of a copy of this order. The petitioner will be entitled for vacant possession of the said premises. 2018 PLR IJ  17

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