ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART II - ADMINISTRATION OF ACT

 
Section 7C. Power to conduct investigation.
 
Section 7C. Power to conduct investigation. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125)

(1) Where the Registrar has reason to suspect that a person has committed an offence against this Act, he may make such investigation as he thinks expedient for the due administration of this Act.

(2) Whenever it appears to any Magistrate upon written information and after such enquiry as he thinks necessary, that there is reasonable cause to believe that in any place or building there is any object, article, material, thing, accounts, book or other document including any travel or other personal document, which may be used as evidence of the commission of an offence against this Act, he may by warrant empower the Registrar to enter the place or building, by force if necessary, and there to search for, seize, take possession of and detain any such object, article, material, thing, accounts, book or other document.

(3) Whenever it appears to the Registrar that there is reasonable cause to believe that in any place or building there is concealed or deposited any object, article, material, thing, accounts, book or other document including any travel or other personal document which may be used as evidence of the commission of an offence against this Act, and the Registrar has reasonable grounds for believing that by reason of the delay in obtaining a search warrant, such object, article, material, thing, accounts, book or other document may be interfered with or destroyed or the object of the search is likely to be frustrated, he may in respect of the place or building exercise all the powers mentioned in subsection (2) in as full and ample measure as if he were empowered to do so by warrant issued under that subsection.

(4) The Registrar may grant permission to any person to inspect any accounts, book or other document seized and taken possession of by the Registrar during the course of an investigation under this Act if such person is entitled to inspect such accounts, book or document under this Act.