(1) Where the Secretary for Justice fails to comply with the requirements of section 10A(1) within the period specified in that section or where an extension has been granted under section 10A(2), within such extended period- (Amended L.N. 362 of 1997)
(a) on the date appointed for the commencement of the trial or where that date is adjourned, on such later date, the court shall, on its own motion; or
(b) where, before the day appointed for the commencement of the trial or if that date is adjourned, before such later date, the accused person applies to a judge for his discharge on the ground of such failure, the judge shall,
direct that the accused person be discharged in respect of the charges to which the transferred proceedings relate.
(2) A discharge under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be an acquittal.