When in a summons-case the accused appears or is brought before the Magistrate, the particulars of the offence of which he is accused shall be stated to him, and he shall be asked whether he pleads guilty or has any defence to make, but it shall not be necessary to frame a formal charge.
In Section 251 of the Principal Act, after the word "bought before the Magistrate" the following shall be added :--
"Or appears through the medium of electronic video linkage in the presence of his pleader in the Court".
[Vide Chhattisgarh Act 13 of 2006, s. 6]
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