||Title:||JUDICIAL OFFICERS (TENURE OF OFFICE) ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||25 of 1998 s. 2|
Amendments retroactively made - see 25 of 1998 s. 2
(1) The tribunal appointed by the Chief Justice under section 3(2) shall consist of 2 judges of the High Court, one of whom the Chief Justice shall appoint as Chairman of the tribunal, and a public officer. (Amended 25 of 1998 s. 2)
(2) The Chairman shall, by written notice-
(3) The tribunal may, by notice under the signature of the Chairman, order a person to produce documents or to attend and give evidence before the tribunal.
(a) inform the office of the allegations against him, the substance of the evidence in support of those allegations and any other matters that may be investigated;
(b) invite the officer to appear before the tribunal at a time and place specified in the notice; and
(c) invite the officer to produce at the time and place specified any witnesses and other evidence whom or which he wishes to present in his defence.
(4) Subject to rules that may be made under section 11, the tribunal may determine its own procedure and it is not bound by the rules of evidence.
(5) If, after reasonable notice and without reasonable excuse, the officer fails to attend at the time and place specified by the Chairman, the tribunal may proceed with the investigation.
(6) A person who without reasonable excuse-
under subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $50000 and to imprisonment for 6 months.
(a) fails to attend when required; or
(b) refuses to give or withholds evidence or documents required,