Proceedings before income-tax authorities to be judicial proceedings.136.
Any proceeding under this Act before an income-tax authority shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193
and for the purposes of section 196
of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) and every income-tax authority shall be deemed to be a Civil Court for the purposes of section 195
, but not for the purposes of Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).