72. Powers of Inspector of Accidents-For the purpose of such investigation an Inspector of Accidents shall have power-
(a) by summons under his hand to require the attendance of any person whom he thinks fit to call before him and examine for such purpose and to require answers or returns to any inquiries he thinks fit to make;
(b) to require any such person to make and to sign a declaration regarding the true nature of the statements made by him;
(c) to require and enforce the production of all books, paper, documents and articles which he may consider necessary for the investigation, and to retain any such books, papers, documents and articles until completion of the investigation;
Provided that the information, books, papers, documents and articles, including cockpit voice recordings and transcripts from such recordings shall not be made available for purposes other than the investigation of the accident, except for the purposes of the Right of Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005).
(d) to have access to and examine any aircraft involved in the accident, the place where the accident occurred or any other place, the entry upon and examination of which appears to the Inspector necessary for the purpose of the investigation.
[Amended vide GSR No. 168(E) dated 13-03-2009]
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