Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)
Chapter 2 : Search warrants, entering of premises, seizure, forfeiture and disposal of property connected with offences
29. Search to be conducted in decent and orderly manner
A search of any person or premises shall be conducted with strict regard to decency and order, and a woman shall be searched by a woman only, and if no female police official is available, the search shall be made by any woman designated for the purpose by a police official.