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The Bangladesh Hotels and Restaurants Ordinance, 1982

( Ordinance NO. LII OF 1982 )

Procedure and powers of Controller
17. (1) The Controller shall not refuse registration, or cancel or suspend the licence, of a hotel or restaurant, except after holding summary enquiry in the prescribed manner.
(2) For the purpose of holding an enquiry under sub section (1) or any other enquiry which he may deem necessary for the purposes of this Ordinance, the Controller shall have the same powers as are vested in a civil Court in respect of-
(a) proof of facts by affidavit;
(b) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
(c) compelling the production of documents and other material evidence; and
(d) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses

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