There's no law that an Accused or, for that matter, their Counsel should be present on the day of judgment, It's up to the Magistrate to, or not to, pronounce judgment without having the Accused up. The Magistrate can't issue either Summons or Warrant for their appearance. He must pronounce judgment after a few adjournments whether the Accused is present or absent. If absent, Warrant is issued.
It's the headache of the police to trace the Accused and make them reap.