Powers relating to inquiries

  1. The Commission shall, while inquiring into any matter referred to in clause (j) of sub-section  of section 13 have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit under the code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and, in particular, in respect of the following. Matters, namely:
    1. summoning and enforcing the attendance of any, person and examining him on oath.
    2. discovery and production of any document.
    3. receiving evidence on affidavits.
    4. requisitioning public record of recopy thereof from any court or office and
    5. issuing commission for the examination of witnesses or documents.
  2.  The Commission shall have the power to forward any case to a Magistrate having jurisdiction to try the same and the Magistrate to whom any such case is forwarded shall proceed in hear the complaint against the accused as if the case has been forwarded to him under section 346 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973