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The Navy Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1961 )

Chapter XI


Evidence of previous convictions and general character
122. (1) When any person subject to this Ordinance has been convicted by a court-martial of any offence, such court-martial may inquire into, and receive and record evidence of any previous conviction of such person, either by a court-martial held under this Ordinance or under any other enactment, or by a criminal Court, or of any previous award of punishment under sections 102 and 103 (to such extent as may be prescribed), and may further inquire into and record the general character of such person, and such other matters as may be prescribed.
(2) Evidence received under this section may be either oral or in the shape of entries in, or certified extracts from service records; and it shall not be necessary to give notice before trial to the person tried that evidence as to his previous convictions or character will be received.

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