When a Magistrate holding an
inquiry or a trial has reason to believe that the accused is of unsound mind and
consequently incapable of making his defence, the Magistrate shall inquire into the fact of
such unsoundness, and shall cause such person to be examined by the Civil Surgeon of
the distract or such other medical officer as the Provincial Government directs, and
thereupon shall examine such surgeon or other officer as a witness, and shall reduce the
examination to writing.
(1-A) Pending such examination and inquiry, the Magistrate may deal with the-accused in
accordance with the provisions of Section 466.
(2) If such Magistrate is of opinion that the accused is of unsound mind and consequently
incapable of making his defence, he shall record a finding to that effect and, shall
postpone further proceedings in the case.