When a person is arrested by police for having committed an offence , it may be necessary for the police to conduct a search of the person , depending on the offence he is suspected of.
The search is made in order to obtain evidence to be used at the trial of the offender. Similarly, when a compliant is made before a police officer about the commission of an offence , it may be necessary on the basis of the complaint , for the premises of the offender to be searched.
When an offender is conveying anything unlawful or unlawfully obtained in a moveable thing or object, the police may search the thing or object in order to obtain evidence that may be used at the trial of the offender.
Generally , whenever there is a need to conduct a search, the search may be conducted of a person , of premises and of anything. The search may be conducted with or without warrant , depending on the subject matter of the search – Doherty