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Powers of Commission

The functions and powers of the Commission are laid down in Chapter III of the Act.A State Commission may inquire into violation of human rights in respect of matters relatable to any of the entries enumerated in list II and list III of the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India ,Provided if such matter has already been inquired into by any other Commission duly constituted by any other  law for the time  being in force, the state   Commission shall not inquire into the said matter. While inquiring into complaints under the Act, Commission shall have all the powers of a civil court trying a suit under C.P.C,1908.