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The Chemical Weapons Convention Act, 2000

22. Power to issue warrant and authorization.-

1.      A Metropolitan Magistrate or a Judicial Magistrate of the first class or any Magistrate of the second class specially empowered by the State Government in this behalf, may issue a warrant for the arrest o any person whom he has reason to believe to have committed any offence punishable under Chapter VI or for the search, whether by day or by night, of any industry, building, conveyance or place in which he has reason to believe that any goods in relation to which an offence punishable under Chapter VI has been committed or any document or other goods which may furnish evidence of the commission of such offence is kept or concealed.

2.      Any enforcement officer or such other officer of the National Authority as is empowered in this behalf by general or special order by the Central Government or any such officer of a State Government as is empowered in this behalf by general or special order of the State Government, if he has reason to believe from personal knowledge or information given by any person and taken down in writing that any person has committed an offence punishable under Chapter VI or any goods in relation to which an offence punishable under Chapter VI has been committed or any document or other goods which may furnish evidence of the commission of such offence has been kept or concealed in any industry, building, conveyance or place, may authorise any officer subordinate to him to arrest such person or search an industry or a building, conveyance or place, whether by day or by night, or himself arrest a person or search an industry or a building, conveyance or place.

3.      The officer to whom a warrant under sub-section (1) is addressed and the officer who authorised the arrest or search or such subordinate officer who is so authorised under sub-section (2) shall have all the powers of an officer acting under section 3.



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