(1) A judicial officer
or authorised officer who is called upon to consider a case for bail may
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;
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
a report to the judicial officer or the authorised officer accordingly; and
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).]