Section 171 Indian contract Act, Sec 171 Contract Act
171.General lien of bankers, factors, wharfingers, attorneys and policy-brokers.—Bankers, factors, wharfingers, attorneys of a High Court and policy-brokers may, in the absence of a contract to the contrary, retain as a security for a general balance of account, any goods bailed to them; but no other persons have a right to retain, as a security for such balance, goods bailed to them, unless there is an express contract to that effect]1.
1. As to lien of an agent, see s. 221, infra. As to lien of a Railway Administration, see the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890), s. 55.