423. Extension of custody without charge.

If, on an application by the commanding officer1 of a person arrested2, a judge advocate3 is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the continued keeping of that person in service custody is justified4, the judge advocate may by order authorise the keeping of that person in service custody5. A judge advocate may not hear an application unless the person to whom it relates has been informed in writing of the grounds for the application, and has been brought before him for the hearing6. The person to whom the application relates is entitled to be legally represented