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The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898

( ACT NO. V OF 1898 )

Chapter XXIV


Detention of offenders attending Court
351.(1) Any person attending a Criminal Court, although not under arrest or upon a summons, may be detained by such Court for the purpose of inquiry into or trial of any offence of which such Court can take cognizance and which, from the evidence, may appear to have been committed, and may be proceeded against as though he had been arrested or summoned.
(2) When the detention takes place 1[* * *] after a trial has been begun the proceedings in respect of such person shall be commenced afresh, and the witnesses re-heard.

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    The words and figure "in the course of an inquiry under Chapter XVIII or" were omitted by section 2 and Schedule of the Law Reforms Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLIX of 1978)
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