—(1) If any person commits a prescribed offence in the view of the Registrar or an authorised officer, the Registrar or authorised officer may require such person to furnish evidence of his identity and such person shall thereupon furnish such evidence of his identity as may be required by the Registrar or authorised officer.
(2) Any person who —
refuses to furnish any evidence of identity required of him by the Registrar or an authorised officer under subsection (1); or
wilfully furnishes to the Registrar or authorised officer any information that is false,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500.
(3) If any person refuses to furnish any evidence of his identity when required to do so under this section or if the Registrar or an authorised officer has reason to believe that any information furnished by such person is false, the Registrar or authorised officer may without warrant arrest such person.
(4) No person arrested under subsection (3) shall be detained longer than is necessary for bringing him before a court unless the order of a court for his detention is obtained.
(5) In this section —
“authorised officer” means any employee of the Authority or any other person who is duly authorised by the Registrar in writing to exercise the powers conferred on an authorised officer under this section;
“prescribed offence” means any offence under this Act or the rules which is prescribed by the Minister as an offence to which this section applies.
(6) For the purpose of this section, the Registrar may, with the written approval of the Minister, authorise any employee of any omnibus operator to exercise the powers of an authorised officer under this section in respect of any prescribed offence that is committed within a bus interchange or on an omnibus.