MP Sharma vs Satish Chandra

Just 4 years after the Constitution came into force, the Supreme Court decided in favor of the practice of search and seizure when contrasted with privacy.

The Court stated: A power of search and seizure is, in any system of jurisprudence, an overriding power of the State for the protection of social security and that power is necessarily regulated by law. When the Constitution makers have thought fit not to subject such regulation to constitutional limitations by recognition of the fundamental right to privacy, analogous to the American Fourth Amendment, there is no justification for importing into it, a totally different fundamental right by some process of strained construction. (click here for more)