24. Proceedings preliminary to trial.-
(1) If the complaint is not dismissed, the village court shall, subject to the provisions of section 53, by summons or otherwise require the accused to appear and answer the complaint.
(2) If the accused fails to appear or cannot be found, the court shall report the fact to the nearest magistrate, who may issue a warrant for the arrest of the accused and when arrested may forward him for trial to the village court or release him on bail to appear before it.
(3) The village court shall, if possible, try the case on the day on which the accused appears or is brought before it; but if that is not possible, the village court shall release him on his executing a bond for a sum not exceeding two hundred rupees to appear before the court on any subsequent day to which the trial may be adjourned.