(Deepshikha Gautam, Intern Journalist) Prayagraj: The Allahabad High Court has said that in an order that if any police officer or investigating agency seizes the property related to a crime, it is necessary to inform the magistrate of the competent jurisdiction after seizing it. But it is not mandatory to obtain the permission of the magistrate before seizing the property.

The court while interpreting Section 102 of the CRPC clarified that if the information about sealing the property has been given to the Magistrate in time, an application can be made to the Magistrate concerned for release of the property.

The order, which is hearing, has been given by a division of justice Pankaj Mittal and Justice Deepak Verma on the plea of independent TV Network of Noida after hearing the counsel and Addiction Government Advocate Neeraj Kant Verma. The court has ordered the petitioner to give an application to the competent magistrate for opening a cease bank account and the magistrate to take a decision on it as per rules.

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