77D. Powers of Inquiry Officer-For the purpose of such Investigation, an Inquiry Officer 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 answer 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, papers, 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 incident, except for the purposes of the right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005).
(d) to have access to and examine any aircraft involved in the incident, the place where the incident occurred or any other place, the entry upon and examination of which appears to the Inquiry Officer necessary for purposes of investigation.
[Amended vide GSR No.168(E) dated 13-03-2009]
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