29. The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 55, the following section:
—(1) For the purposes of an investigation into an offence punishable under this Act, any police officer, or any Health Officer who is authorised in writing in that behalf by the Director-General or the Director, may —
require any person —
to furnish any information within his knowledge; or
to produce any book, document or other record which may be in his custody or possession for inspection by the police officer or Health Officer and the making of copies thereof, or to provide the police officer or Health Officer with copies of such book, document or other record,
and may, if necessary, further require such person to attend at a specified time and place for the purposes of complying with sub-paragraph (i) or (ii); and
at any time without warrant and with such force as may be necessary stop, board, enter, inspect and search any premises or conveyance, as the case may be, and take samples of or seize any substance or matter found on the premises or conveyance.
(2) A statement made by any person giving evidence under subsection (1)(a) —
shall be reduced to writing and read over to him; and
shall, after correction (if any), be signed by him.
(3) Any person who, without reasonable excuse —
refuses or fails to comply with any requirement of a police officer or Health Officer under subsection (1); or
refuses to answer or gives a false answer to any question put to him by a police officer or Health Officer,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), it is a reasonable excuse for a person to refuse or fail to furnish any information, produce any book, document or other record or answer any question if doing so might tend to incriminate him.
(5) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a)(i), where any document or record required by a police officer or Health Officer is kept in electronic form, then —
the power of the police officer or Health Officer to require such document or record to be produced for inspection includes the power to require a copy of the document or record to be made available for inspection in legible form; and
the power of the police officer or Health Officer to inspect such document or record includes the power to require any person on the premises in question to give the police officer or Health Officer such assistance as the police officer or Health Officer may reasonably require to enable him to inspect and make copies of the document or record in legible form or to make records of the information contained therein.”.