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7. General powers of Prize Courts.-

(1) A Prize Court shall, for the purposes of this Act, have the same powers as are vested in a Civil Court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), in respect of the following matters, namely:-

(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of persons and examining them on oath;

(b) requiring the discovery and production of documents;

(c) receiving evidence on affidavits;

(d) requisitioning any public record or copies thereof from any court or office;

(e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;

(f) any other matter which may be prescribed by rules.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), every Prize Court shall have the power to enforce-

(a) any order or decree of another Prize Court passed in a prize proceeding under this Act;

(b) any order of the Central Government passed in a prize appeal under section 6.

Naval and Aircraft Prize Act, 1971 Back

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