Criminal Procedure Act, 1967



Reference of question of law to Supreme Court.

34.—(1) Where, on a question of law, a verdict in favour of an accused person is found by direction of the trial judge, the Attorney General may, without prejudice to the verdict in favour of the accused, refer the question of law to the Supreme Court for determination.

(2) The statement of the question to be referred to the Supreme Court shall be settled by the Attorney General after consultation with the judge by whom the direction was given and shall include any observations which the judge may wish to add.

(3) The Supreme Court shall assign counsel to argue in support of the decision.