ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CIVIL LIBERTIES-The Power to Search

 CIVIL LIBERTIES The Power to Search A G Noorani WHETHER the raids on some business premises in Srinagar were politically motivated or not, as alleged by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, is a matter entirely for the courts to decide on the facts of the case. But it is time that the entire law relating to search of premises in tax cases as well as under the ordinary criminal law is reviewed. The stark reality that will emerge from such a review is that the citizen enjoys little protection against abuse of power by the authorities.

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