SPECIAL RULES OF EVIDENCE
Record of evidence in absence of accused
512.(1) If it is proved that an accused person has absconded, and that there is no immediate prospect of arresting him, the Court competent to try [* * *] such person for the offence complained of may, in his absence, examine the witnesses (if any) produced on behalf of the prosecution, and record their depositions. Any such deposition may [* * *] be given in evidence against him on the inquiry into, or trial for, the offence with which he is charged, if the deponent is dead or incapable of giving evidence or his attendance cannot be procured without an amount of delay, expense or inconvenience which, under the circumstances of the case, would be unreasonable.
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