897. Obstruction of inspectors treated as contempt of Court

(1) If any person—
(a) fails to comply with section 896(1)(a) or 896(1)(c),
(b) refuses to comply with a requirement under section 896(1)(b) or 896(2), or
(c) refuses to answer any question put to him by the inspectors for the purposes of the investigation,
the inspectors may certify that fact in writing to the Court.
(2) The Court may thereupon enquire into the case, and, after hearing any witnesses who may be produced against or on behalf of the alleged offender and after hearing any statement which may be offered in defence, the Court may punish the offender in like manner as if he had committed contempt of the Court.