Judicial review by the Chief Law
117.(1) All proceedings of trials by Coast Guard Courts shall be reviewed
by the Chief Law Officer either on his own motion or on application
made to him within the prescribed time by any person aggrieved by any
sentence or finding, and the Chief Law Officer shall transmit the
report of such review together with such recommendations as may appear
to him just and proper to the Director - General for his consideration
and for such action as the Director-General may think fit.
(2) Where any person aggrieved has made an application under
sub-section (1), the Chief Law Officer may if the circumstances of the
case so require, give him an opportunity of being heard either in
person or through a legal practitioner or an officer of the Coast
Consideration by the Director General.
118.(1) On receipt
of the report and recommendations, if any, under section 117, the
Director-General shall in all cases of sentences of death, and in all
cases where the Coast Guard Court is convened by the Central
Government, and may in other cases, transmit the proceedings and the
report to the Central Government together with such recommendations as
he may deem fit to make.
(2) Nothing in section 117 or this section shall authorise the Chief
Law Officer or the Director-General to make any recommendation for
setting aside, or the Central Government to set aside, an order of
acquittal passed under this Act.