The Public Premises(Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,1971
Section 8. Power of estate officers.-
An estate officer shall, for the purpose of holding any inquiry under this Act, 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) Summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
(b) Requiring the discovery and production of documents;
(c) Any other matter, which may be prescribed.