|556D||Title:||MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE) BYLAW||Gazette Number:||L.N. 136 of 2000; G.N. 3903 of 2000|
|Section:||45||Heading:||Proceedings in the absence of the defendant||Version Date:||30/06/2000|
(1) Where at the time and place appointed for the hearing or adjourned hearing of a complaint a person served with a summons under section 44(1) does not appear before the magistrate, the magistrate may, subject to subsection (2), proceed to the hearing of the complaint and adjudicate thereon as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as if such person had personally appeared before him in obedience to the summons.
(2) The magistrate shall not begin to hear the complaint in the absence of the defendant unless-