Criminal Procedure Act, 1967

Bail in case of treason, murder and certain other offences.

29.—(1) This section applies to each of the following offences—

(a) treason,

(b) an offence under section 2 or 3 of the Treason Act, 1939 ,

(c) an offence under section 6 , 7 or 8 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 ,

(d) a grave breach such as is referred to in section 3 (1) (i) of the Geneva Conventions Act, 1962 ,

(e) an offence under section 9 of the Official Secrets Act, 1963 , or an offence under Part II of that Act committed in a manner prejudicial to the safety or preservation of the State,

(f) murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy to murder or piracy, including an accessory before or after the fact.

(2) A person charged with an offence to which this section applies shall not be admitted to bail except by order of the High Court.

(3) If in the course of proceedings, including proceedings on appeal, in relation to the grant of bail to a person charged with an offence under paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (e) of subsection (1), application is made by the prosecutor, on the ground that the publication of any evidence or statement to be given or made during any part of the hearing would be prejudicial to the safety or preservation of the State, that that part of the proceedings should be in camera, the Court shall make an order to that effect, but the decision of the Court shall be announced in public.