Article 10A. Trial in absentia
(1) Where a proceeding is commenced under sub-section (1) of
section 9, the tribunal, before fixing the date for the trial under sub-section (2) of the said section, has reason to believe that the accused person has absconded or concealed himself so that he cannot be produced for trial, may hold the trial in his absence following the procedure as laid down in the Rules of Procedure made under section 22 for such trial.
(2) Where the accused person is tried under sub-section (1), the Tribunal may direct that a Counsel shall be engaged at the expense of the Goverment to defend the accused person and may also determine the fees to be paid to such Counsel.]
12. Provision for Defence Counsel
Where an accused person is not represented by counsel, the Tribunal defence counsel may, at any stage of the case, direct that a counsel shall be engaged at the expense of the Government to defend the accused person and may also determine the fees to be paid to such counsel