Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976

Restriction of section 7 of Criminal Procedure Act, 1967.

18.Section 7 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1967 , shall not entitle the prosecutor or the accused in a preliminary examination of an indictable offence by a justice of the District Court under Part II of that Act to require the attendance before the justice of a person or to examine him by way of sworn deposition if it appears to the justice that the person is outside the State and that it is not reasonably practicable to secure his attendance before the justice for examination under that section.