—(1) The court may postpone or adjourn any inquiry, trial or other proceedings on such terms as it thinks fit and for as long as it considers reasonable, if the absence of a witness or any other reasonable cause makes this necessary or advisable.
(2) If the accused is not on bail, the court may by a warrant remand him in custody as it thinks fit.
(3) If the accused is on bail, the court may extend the bail.
(4) No Magistrate’s Court may remand an accused in custody under this section for more than 8 days at a time.
Explanation—— If sufficient evidence has been obtained to raise a suspicion that the accused may have committed an offence and it appears likely that further evidence may be obtained by a remand, this is a reasonable cause for a remand.
(5) The court must record in writing the reasons for the postponement or adjournment of the proceedings.