—(1) Any police officer or any person authorised by the Minister in writing in that behalf may without warrant enter any premises upon which any entertainment or exhibition is being held or is intended to be held with a view to ascertaining whether the provisions of this Chapter or of any order made thereunder are being complied with, and may make such investigation and inspection of such premises and call upon any person to produce such articles, books, accounts, tickets or other documents or things and to furnish any information as such officer or person may consider necessary for such purpose:
Provided that any person not in uniform purporting to exercise any powers under this subsection shall on demand produce his written authority to exercise such powers to any person lawfully demanding the written authority.
(2) Any person who —
obstructs any officer or authorised person lawfully exercising any powers conferred on him by or under subsection (1) in entering or inspecting any premises or delays in producing any articles, books, accounts or other documents or things which he has been called upon by such officer or authorised person to produce and which are or ought to be in the ordinary course of business in his power to produce;
refuses to furnish any information which he may be required to furnish by such officer or authorised person or who, being required to furnish information by such officer or authorised person, furnishes false or misleading information; or
obstructs the seizure of any document or other thing under section 36, or the closure of any entertainment or exhibition under section 37,
shall be guilty of an offence under section 39.