The Transfer of Evacuee Deposits Act,1954
Section 10. Powers of Custodian
The custodian shall have all the powers vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (Act V of 1908), when trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely:-
(a) Discovery and inspection;
(b) Enforcing the attendance or witnesses and requiring the deposit of their expenses;
(c) Compelling the production of documents;
(d) Examining witnesses on oath;
(e) Reception of evidence of on affidavits;
(f) Issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses;
And may summon and examine suo motu any person whose evidence appears to him to be material; and shall be deemed to be a civil court within the meaning of section 480 and section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure; 1898 (Act V of 1898).
For the purpose of enforcing the attendance of witnesses, the local limits of the jurisdiction of the custodian shall be the local limits for which he is appointed.