10. Powers of Custodian.-
The Custodian shall have all the powers vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act V of 1908), when trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely: -
(a) discovery and inspection;
(b) enforcing the attendance or witnesses and requiring the deposit of their expenses;
(c) compelling the production of documents;
(d) examining witnesses on oath;
(e) reception of evidence of on affidavits;
(f) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses; and may summon and examine suo motu any person whose evidence appears to him to be material; and shall be deemed to be a civil court within the meaning of section 480 and section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (Act V of 1898).
Explanation.-For the purpose of enforcing the attendance of witnesses, the local limits of the jurisdiction of the Custodian shall be the local limits for which he is appointed.