PREVENTION OF SMUGGLING - POWERS OF SEARCH, SEIZURE AND ARREST-ADJUDICATION OF OFFENCES
Power to examine persons
165. (1) The appropriate officer may, during the course of an inquiry in connection with the smuggling of any goods,-
(a) require any person to produce or deliver any document or thing to such officer,
(b) examine any person acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case.
(2) The appropriate officer shall exercise the powers in sub-section (1) only in relation to a person who is readily available or present before him and shall be subject to the same provisions as an Officer-in-Charge of a police-station is subject to under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898
(Act No. V of 1898), when investigating a cognizable offence.
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