The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act,1952
Section 12. Competent authority and arbitrator to have certain powers of civil courts
The competent authority and the arbitrator appointed under section 8, while holding an inquiry or, as the case may be arbitration proceeding under this Act, shall have all the powers of a civil court, while trying a suit, under the Code of Civil Procedure,1908 in respect of the following matters, namely :-
(a)summoning and enforcing the attendance of person and examining him on oath;
(b)requiring the discovery and production of any document;
(c)reception of evidence of affidavits;
(d)requisitioning any public record from any court or office;
(e)issuing commissions for examination of witnesses.