Powers under the Passport Act 1967 have been conferred on SSB under following sections of the Act by Gazette Notification no. 1099 dated 11th June, 2012.

Sec 13. Power to arrest
(1) Any officer of customs empowered by a general or special order of the Central Government in this behalf and any 10[officer of police or emigration officer] not below the rank of a sub-inspector may arrest without warrant any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed any offence punishable under section 12 and shall, as soon as may be, inform him of the grounds for such arrest.
(2) Every officer making an arrest under this section shall, without unnecessary delay, take or send the person arrested before a magistrate having jurisdiction in the case or to the officer in charge of the nearest police station and the provisions of 11[section 57 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)] shall, so far as may be, apply in the case of any such arrest.

Sec 14. Power of search and seizure
(1) Any officer of customs empowered by a general or special order of the Central Government in this behalf and any 10[officer of police or emigration officer] not below the rank of a sub-inspector may search any place and seize any passport or travel document from any person against whom a reasonable suspicion exists that he has committed any offence punishable under section 12.
(2) The provisions of the 12[Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974)] relating to searches and seizures shall, so far as may be, Apply to searches and seizures under this section. 



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