ISLAMABAD The proposed Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2010 tabled in the Upper House on Tuesday for its passage suggests extending the scope and powers of the law enforcement as well as investigation agencies for probing and detaining an accused under the Act while limiting the powers of the judiciary. According to a new section inserted in the proposed Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act, 2010, any person who has been concerned in any offence under this Act, the Government may issue order of his preventive detention for a period not exceeding 90 days for the purpose of inquiry, which shall not be challenged in any court. According to the proposed Bill, the inquiry may be conducted by a police officer not below the rank of sub-inspector or through a Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) comprising a police officer and officers of other investigation agencies including intelligence agencies as notified by the Government. During the inquiry, the concerned police officer or JIT shall have all the powers relating to search, arrest of persons and seizure of property and other relevant material connected with the commission of offence. According to the Section 11EEEEE Prohibition on disposal of property, the proposed Bill says that during the course of inquiry or investigation, the police officer or JIT can direct the owner of the property, which is subject to matter of the inquiry, not to remove, transfer or otherwise dispose of such property in any manner. Under the proposed Act, the Federal Government may authorise any person or persons to intercept calls and messages or to trace calls through any telecommunication system. The Act authorises the Superintendent of Police or an equivalent officer of security forces during the course of investigations to order in writing any bank or financial institution for provision of any information of transactions relating to any person believed to be connected with commission of any offence under this Act. SP may order to obtain record of telephone and mobile phone data, e-mail, MMS from any service provider company or department. Any person involved in dissemination, preaching ideas, teachings and beliefs as per own interpretations on FM stations without explicit approval of the government would be treated under the proposed Act. Under the proposed Bill, if activists of any proscribed organisation form a new organisation under a different name, upon suspicion about their involvement in similar activities, the said organisation shall also be deemed to be banned organization. If the activists of a proscribed organisation are found continuing the activities of this organisation, they shall not be issued passports or allowed to travel abroad. NO bank or financial institution shall provide any loan facility or financial support to such persons or issue credit cards.