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BAIL ACT 1982 - SECT 24

24 .         Court or authorised officer may ask police to verify accused’s information or make report

        (1)         A judicial officer or authorised officer who is called upon to consider a case for bail may —

            (a)         request that any information placed before the judicial officer or authorised officer by the accused for the purposes of the case be verified by a police officer, and to that end may refer to a police officer the form mentioned in section 8(1)(b), after it has been completed or revised;

            (b)         request that a report on any matter mentioned in Part C of Schedule 1, so far as it applies to an accused whose case is being or to be considered, be made by a police officer.

        (2)         Where a reference or request is made under subsection (1) a police officer shall, as soon as is practicable —

            (a)         make a report to the judicial officer or the authorised officer accordingly; and

            (b)         furnish a copy of the report to the accused or his solicitor or counsel.

        [Section 24 inserted: No. 61 of 1990 s. 6; amended: No. 45 of 1993 s. 12; No. 84 of 2004 s. 82; No. 6 of 2008 s. 43(2).]

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