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The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

169. Procedure and powers of Claims Tribunals.

  1. In holding any inquiry under  section 168,  the Claims  Tribunal may,  subject to any rules that  may be  made in this behalf, follow such summary procedure as it thinks fit.
  2. The  Claims Tribunal  shall have  all the  powers of  a Civil Court for  the purpose of taking evidence on oath and of enforcing the attendance of witnesses and of compelling the discovery and production of documents  and material  objects and for such other purposes as may be prescribed;  and the  Claims Tribunal shall be deemed to be a Civil Court for all the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. (2 of 1974.)
  3. Subject  to any  rules that  may be  made in this behalf, the Claims Tribunal  may, for  the purpose  of adjudicating upon any claim for compensation,  choose  one  or  more  persons  possessing  special knowledge of  any matter  relevant to  the inquiry  to  assist  it  in holding the inquiry.

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