Can police check your phone randomly ? After getting motivated by the Aryan Khan’s Drug case Hyderabad Police is checking the phones of random people. But is it the right way or the right thing to do? Is it even legitimate? You will get to know about it in this Post!
Why police cannot check your phone randomly?
It’s not legal because it contravenes our fundamental right that is the Right To Privacy.
According to Article Of Indian Constitution,
” Protection of Life and Personal Liberty. Article 21 states that “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to a procedure established by law.” … Right to life, and. Right to personal liberty.
People can object and deny giving their mobile phones.
When a police can scrutinize your phone?
If there is a crime done and there is an involvement of your Mobile phone.
If you are the culprit of any particular crime.
What you can do if a police officer forcefully seizes your phone?
You can file a lawsuit according to Section 166 IPC “-Whoever, being a public servant, knowingly disobeys any direction of the law as to the way in which he is to conduct himself as such public servant, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will, by such disobedience, cause injury to any person, shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which … and,
section 341 IPC “Punishment for wrongful restraint. —Whoever wrongfully restrains any person shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, or with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, or with both.”
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