Power to restore possession of immovable property and Procedure by police upon Seizure of property are defined under Section 456 and 457 of CRPC 1973. Provisions under these sections are:
Section 456 of CRPC "Power to restore possession of immovable property"
(1)When a person is convicted of an offence Attended by criminal force or show of force or by criminal intimidation, and it appears to the Court that, by such force or show of force or intimidation, any person has been dispossessed of any immovable property, the Court may, if it thinks fit, order that possession of the same be restored to that person after evicting by force, if necessary, any other person who may be in possession of the property:
Provided that no such order shall be made by the Court
more than one month after the date of the conviction.
(2) Where the Court trying the offence has not made an order under sub-section (1), the Court of appeal, confirmation or revision may, if it thinks fit, make such order while disposing of the appeal, reference or revision, as the case may be.
(3) Where an order has been made under sub-
section (1), the provisions of Section 454 shall apply in
relation thereto as they apply in relation to an order under
(4) No order made in this section shall prejudice any right or interest to or in such immovable property which any person may be able to establish in a civil suit.
Section 457 of CRPC "Procedure by police upon Seizure of property"
(1)Whenever the seizure of property by any
police officer is reported to a Magistrate under the provisions
of this Code, and such property is not produced before a
Criminal Court during an inquiry or trial, the Magistrate may
make such order as he thinks fit respecting the disposal of such
property or the delivery of such property to the person entitled
to the possession thereof, or if such person cannot be
ascertained respecting the custody and production of such
(2) If the person so entitled is known, the Magistrate may order the property to be delivered to him on such conditions (if any) as the Magistrate thinks fit and if such person is unknown, the Magistrate may detain it and shall in such case, issue a proclamation specifying the article of which such property consists, and requiring any person who may have a claim thereto, to appear before him and establish his claim within six months from the date of such proclamation.
DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY
What is the meaning of Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial in certain cases? What is the Order for disposal of property at conclusion of trial? Section 451 and 452 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Payment to innocent purchaser of money found on accused? What is Appeal against orders under Section 452 or Section 453? What is destruction of libelous and other matter? Section 453, 454 and 455 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Proceedings in wrong place? What is Non-compliance with provisions of Section 164 or Section 281? What is the Effect of omission to frame, or absence of, or error in, charge? Section 462, 463 and 464 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
What is Finding or sentence when reversible by reason of error, omission or irregularity? What is defect or error not to make attachment unlawful? Section 465 and 466 of Code of Criminal Procedure 1973
LIMITATION FOR TAKING COGNIZANCE OF CERTAIN OFFENCES