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The Forest Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVI Of 1927 )

Chapter XI

OF FORESTS OFFICERS

Government may invest Forest-Officers with certain powers
72. (1) The Government may invest any Forest-officer with all or any of the following powers, that is to say:-
 
 
(a) power to enter upon any land and to survey, demarcate and make a map of the same;
 
 
(b) the powers of a Civil Court to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of documents and material objects;
 
 
(c) power to issue a search-warrant under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898; and
 
 
(d) power to hold an inquiry into forest-offences, and, in he course of such inquiry, to receive and record evidence.
 
 
(2) Any evidence recorded under clause (d) of sub-section (1) shall be admissible in any subsequent trial before a Magistrate, provided that it has been taken in the presence of the accused person.

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