17. Certain officers to assist competent authority and Appellate Tribunal –
For the purposes of any proceedings under this Act, the following officers are hereby empowered and required to assist the competent authority and the Appellate Tribunal, namely:-
(a) Officers of the Custom Department ;
(b) Officers of the Central Excise Department;
(c) Officers of the Income- Tax Department ;
(d) Officers of enforcement appointed under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act,1973 ( 46of 1973 ),
(e) Officers of police ;
(f) Such other officers of the Central or State Government as are specified by the Central Government in this behalf by notification in the Official Gazette.