Defence Act, 1954

Insanity of accused at time of trial.

202.—(1) Where at the trial by court-martial of a person charged with an offence it appears that such person is by reason of insanity unfit to take his trial, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) the court-martial shall find specially that fact;

(b) such person shall be kept in custody in the prescribed manner until the directions of the Minister thereon are known or until any earlier time at which such person is fit to take his trial;

(c) the Minister may give orders for the safe custody of such person during his pleasure in such place and in such manner as he thinks fit.

(2) A finding under this section shall be subject to confirmation in like manner as any other finding.