Protection from arbitrary search or entry


9.-(1) Except with his own consent, a person shall not be subjected to the
search of his person or his property or the entry by others on his
premises.

(2) Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law
shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of this section to the
extent that the law in question makes reasonable provision-

(a) that is required in the interests of defence, public safety, public order, public morality, public health, town and country planning, the development and utilisation of mineral resources
or the development or utilisation of any property for a purpose
beneficial to the community;

(b) that is required for the purpose of protecting the rights or freedoms of other persons;

(c) that authorises an officer or agent of the Government, a local
government authority or a body corporate established by law
for public purposes to enter on the premises of any person in
order to inspect those premises or anything thereon for the
purpose of any tax, rate or due or in order to carry out work
connected with any property that is lawfully on those premises
and that belongs to the Government or to that authority or
body corporate, as the case may be; or

(d) that authorises, for the purpose of enforcing the judgment or
order of the court in any civil proceedings, the search of any
person or property by order of a court or entry upon any premises by such order.


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