1[8. Offences to be cognizable for certain purposes and to be 2[non-bailable] and non-compoundable.—
The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974), shall apply to offences under this Act as if they were cognizable offences—
for the purposes of investigation of such offences; and
for the purposes of matters other than—
matters referred to in section 42 of that Code; and
the arrest of a person without a warrant or without an order of a Magistrate.
Every offence under this Act shall be 3[non-bailable] and non-compoundable.]