69 The Code of Criminal Procedure

Service of summons on witness by post

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the preceding sections of this Chapter, a Court issuing a summons to a witness may, in addition to and simultaneously with the issue of such summons, direct a copy of the summons to be served by registered post addressed to the witness at the place where he ordinarily resides or carries on business or personally works for gain.

(2) When an acknowledgement purporting to be signed by the witness or an endorsement purporting to be made by a postal employee that the witness refused to take delivery of the summons has been received, the Court issuing the summons may declare that the summons has been duly served.

STATE AMENDMENT

Andaman and Nicobar Islands U.T.--

In section 69 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1974 in is application to the Union Territories of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshdeep,--

(a) in sub-section (1), after the words to be served by registered post the words or of the substance thereof to be served by wireless message" shall be inserted.

(b) in sub-section (2), for the words that the witness refused to take delivery of the summons the words or a wireless messenger that the witness refused to take delivery of the summons or the message, as the ease may be shall be substituted.

[Vide Andaman and Nicobar Islands U.T. Act 6 of 1977, s. 2.]

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