597. Arrest and consideration of evidence.

A judge advocate may issue a warrant for the arrest of a person who is under investigation1 for a qualifying offence2 if he is satisfied3 that new evidence has been obtained4 which would be relevant to an application5 for an order for retrial6. Warrants are issued only on the application of a service policeman7, and where a warrant has been so issued, a service policeman may arrest the acquitted person8. The acquitted person may not be arrested for the qualifying offence except under such warrant9.

Where a service policeman has investigated the commission of a qualifying offence10 and the acquitted