Section – 69. Power to arrest. —

69. Power to arrest. —

(1) Where the Commissioner has reasons to believe that a person has committed any
offence specified in clause (a) or clause (b) or clause (c) or clause (d) of sub-section (1) of section 132 which is
punishable under clause (i) or (ii) of sub-section (1), or sub-section (2) of the said section, he may, by order, authorise
any officer of central tax to arrest such person.
(2) Where a person is arrested under sub-section (1) for an offence specified under sub- section (5) of section 132,
the officer authorised to arrest the person shall inform such person of the grounds of arrest and produce him before a
Magistrate within twenty-four hours.
(3) Subject to the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973,––
(a) where a person is arrested under sub-section (1) for any offence specified under sub-section (4) of section 132,
he shall be admitted to bail or in default of bail, forwarded to the custody of the Magistrate;
(b) in the case of a non-cognizable and bailable offence, the Deputy Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner
shall, for the purpose of releasing an arrested person on bail or otherwise, have the same powers and be subject to the
same provisions as an officer-in-charge of a police station.

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