What is prevention of injury to public property? Inspection of weights and measures? Section 152 and 153 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973

Prevention of injury to public property, Inspection of weights and measures are defined under Section 152 and 153 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:

 

 

Section 152 of CRPC "Prevention of injury to public property"
A police officer may of his own authority interpose to prevent any injury attempted to be committed in his view to any public property, movable or immovable, or the removal of injury of any public landmark or buoy or other mark used for navigation.

 

Section 153 of CRPC "Inspection of weights and measures"
(1) Any officer in charge of a police station may, without a warrant, enter any place within the limits of such station for the purpose of inspecting or searching for any weights or measures or instruments for weighing, used or kept therein, whenever he has reason to believe that there are in such place any weights, measures or instruments for weighing which are false.

(2) If he finds in such place any weights, measures or instruments for weighing which are false, he may seize the same, and shall forthwith give information of such seizure to a Magistrate having jurisdiction.

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