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ISSUE OF WARRANT TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE



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ISSUE OF WARRANT TO COMPEL ATTENDANCE
12. (1) Where a person to whom a summons under subsection (1) of section 11 is directed does not attend before the Parliament or the committee, as the case may be, at the time and place stated therein, the Speaker may, upon being satisfied that the summons has been duly served or that the person to whom the summons is directed is willfully avoiding service, direct the Clerk to apply to the District Court for a warrant to apprehend him and compel him to attend before the Parliament or the committee.
(2) Upon application being made to the District Court by the Clerk in pursuance of a direction given by the Speaker under the preceding subsection, the Court, if satisfied that the summons has been properly issued under subsection (1) of section 11 and that the person to whom it is directed has been served with it or is willfully avoiding being served with it, and has not attended as required by it, shall issue a warrant for that person to be arrested and brought before the Court.
(3) The District Court may, if it thinks fit, direct at the time of issuing a warrant under the last preceding subsection that the person for whose arrest the warrant is issued may be released upon his entering into a recognizance in such sum as the Court specifies in the direction to attend before the Parliament or the committee on a date and at a time specified in the direction; the direction shall be endorsed on the warrant.
(4) Where a person is arrested and brought before the District Court in execution of a warrant issued under subsection (2), the Court shall release him upon his entering into a recognizance in such sum as the Court thinks fit to attend before the Parliament or the committee, as the case may be, on a date and a time to be specified in the recognizance.
(5) In proceedings under subsection (2) for the issue of a warrant the Court shall accept as conclusive evidence of the facts stated therein a certificate under the hand of the Speaker certifying that a summons has been issued under subsection (1) of section 11 by the direction of himself or of the chairman of a committee and that he has directed the Clerk to apply for a warrant to be issued under subsection (2).



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