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Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977)

Chapter 22 : Conduct of Proceedings

178. Arrest of person committing offence in court and removal from court of person disturbing proceedings


(1) Where an offence is committed in the presence of the court, the presiding judge or judicial officer may order the arrest of the offender.


(2) If any person, other than an accused, who is present at criminal proceedings, disturbs the peace or order of the court, the court may order that such person be removed from the court and that he be detained in custody until the rising of the court.