Powers under the Arms Act 1959 have been conferred on SSB under following sections of the Act by Gazette Notification no. 68 dated 15th February, 2010.
Section 19: Power to demand production of licence, etc.-
(1) Any police officer or any other officerspecially empowered in this behalf by the Central Government may demand the production of his licence from any person whom is carrying any arms or ammunition.
(2) If the person upon whom a demand is made refuses or fails to produce the licence or to show that he is entitled by virtue of this Act or any other law for the time being in force to carry such arms or ammunition without a licence, the officer concerned may require him to give his name and address and if such officer considers it necessary, seize from that person the arms or ammunition which he is carrying.
(3) If that person refuses to give his name and address or if the officer concerned suspects that person of giving a false name or address or of intending to abscond, such officer may arrest him without warrant.
Section 23: Search of vessels, vehicles arms, etc.- Any magistrate, any police officer or any other officer specially empowered in this behalf by the Central Government, may for the purpose of ascertaining whether any contravention of this Act or the rules made thereunder is being or is likely to be committed, stop and search and vessel, vehicle or other means of conveyance and seize any arms or ammunition that may be found therein along with such vessel, vehicle or other means of conveyance.
Sections 24: Seizure and detention under orders of the Central Government.- The Central Government may at any time order the seizure of any arms or ammunition in the possession of any person, notwithstanding that such person is entitled by virtue of this Act or any other law for the time being in force to have the same in his possession, and may detain the same for such period as it thinks necessary for the public peace and safety.