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Accused may apply for order requiring disclosure

    (1)     The accused may apply to the Magistrates' Court for an order under subsection (2) requiring disclosure if—

        (a)     the informant has served on the accused under section 45 a statement of grounds for refusing disclosure; or

        (b)     the informant has failed to give disclosure in accordance with this Division.

    (2)     On application under subsection (1), the Magistrates' Court may order that the informant disclose to the accused any information, document or thing in accordance with a request under section 43 or a requirement of this Division.

S. 46(3) inserted by No. 42/2015 s. 16.

    (3)     Without limiting subsection (2), if an application under subsection (1) relates to an informant's refusal to disclose any information, document or thing on the ground referred to in section 45(1)(g), the Magistrates' Court, having regard to whether the accused is legally represented, may order, on any conditions specified by it, that the disclosure be made to—

        (a)     the accused's legal practitioner (but not the accused personally); or

        (b)     the accused personally.

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