I recently turned PIP (Party in Person) in my 498A and PWDV cases.
From July 1st, the Magistrate, Presiding Officer of the Court went on training for 3 months. As I had not know this fact, I had sent Absent petitions via Registered Post, as I sent on previous occasions. This time eCourts does talk about my absent petition at all. It just says PO is on training.
Is it mandatory (for a PIP) to submit Absent petitions u/s 317 CrPC to Court even when the Magistrate has gone on, for trainings?
Does advocates also file Absent petitions for their clients, during absence of the Presiding Officer/Magistrate/Judge?