Laws of Bangladesh

The Navy Ordinance, 1961

( Ordinance NO. XXXV OF 1961 )

Chapter IX


Provision for avoiding delay after arrest
90. (1) Where any person subject to this Ordinance is placed under arrest, it shall be the duty of his commanding officer to ensure that as soon as may be either the proceedings are taken for his trial or he is released from arrest.
(2) Every person subject to this Ordinance who has been taken into naval custody and kept under close arrest shall be produced before his commanding officer within a period of 48
hours of such arrest, excluding the time necessary for the journey from the place of arrest to the commanding officer, and no such person shall be detained in custody beyond the said period without authority of the commanding officer.
(3) Whenever any person subject to this Ordinance having been taken into naval custody, remains, under close arrest for a period longer than eight days without being tried summarily or a Court for his trial being ordered to assemble, a special report on the necessity for further delay shall be made by his commanding officer to the Chief of Naval Staff and a similar report shall be so made every eight days until the person under arrest is released from arrest or tried summarily or such a Court is ordered to assemble.

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