Topic: Section 45. Powers of the Custodian while holding inquiry

For the purposes of holding any inquiry under this Act, the Custodian shall have the same powers as are vested in a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), when trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely:

(a) Enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;

(b) Compelling the discovery and production of documents;

(c) Any prescribed matter;

And the inquiry by the Custodian shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of Sees. 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860), and the Custodian shall be deemed to be a court within the meaning of Sees. 480 and 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (5 of 1898).1

1. See now the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).