Powers of Tribunal and Taxing Authorities to take Evidence on Oath, etc.
(1) The Tribunal, or any authority appointed under sub-section (1) of Section 4 shall for the purposes of this Act have the same powers as are vested in a court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (V of 1908) when trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely:-
(a) enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath or affirmation;
(b) compelling the production of books of accounts and other documents; and
(c) issuing commissions for the examination of witness.
(2) Any proceeding under this Act before the Tribunal, or any authority appointed under sub-section (1) of Section 4 shall be deemed to be a “judicial proceeding” within the meaning of Section 193 and 228 and for the purposes of Section 196 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (XLV of 1860).