What is Search of place entered by person sought to be
arrested? What is Pursuit of offenders into other jurisdictions?
Section 47 and 48 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973.
Search of place entered by person sought to be arrested and
Pursuit of offenders into other jurisdictions are defined under
Section 47 and 48 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections
Section 47 of CRPC. "Search of place entered by person
sought to be arrested"
under a warrant of arrest, or any police officer having
authority to arrest, has reason to believe that the person to be
arrested has entered into, or is within, any place, any person
residing in, or being in charge of, such place shall, on demand
of such person acting as aforesaid or such police officer, allow
him free ingress thereto, and afford all reasonable facilities
for a search therein.
(2) If ingress to such place cannot be obtained under
sub-section (1), it shall be lawful in any case for a person
acting under a warrant and in any case in which a warrant may
issue, but cannot be obtained without affording the person to be
arrested an opportunity of escape, for a police officer to enter
such place and search therein, and in order to effect an
entrance into such place, to break open any outer or inner door
or window of any house or place, whether that of the person to
be arrested or of any other person, if after notification of his
authority and purpose, and demand of admittance duly made, he
cannot otherwise obtain admittance;
Provided that, if any such place is an apartment in the
actual occupancy of a female (not being the person to be
arrested) who, according to custom, does not appear in public,
such person or police officer shall, before entering such
apartment, give notice to such female that she is at liberty to
withdraw and shall afford her every reasonable facility for
withdrawing, and may then break open the apartment and enter it.
(3) Any police officer or other person authorised to make an
arrest may break open any outer or inner door or window of any
house or place in order to liberate himself or any other person
who, having lawfully entered for the purpose of making an
arrest, is detained therein.
Section 48 of CRPC. "Pursuit of offenders into other
A police officer may, for the purpose of arresting without
warrant any person whom he is authorised to arrest, pursue such
person into any place in India.