41. Powers of Commissioner in relation to inquiries.- (1) For the purpose of conducting an inquiry under this Chapter into the causes of any accident, the Commissioner shall, in addition to the powers while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), in respect of the following matters, namely:- specified in section 9, have the powers as are vested n a Civil Court
(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; and
(e) any other matter which may be prescribed.
(2) The Commissioner while conducting an inquiry under this Chapter shall be deemed to be a Civil Court for the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).