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Case hinges on ruling

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

THE trial of former prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry may start this morning depending on a ruling to be made by the High Court today.

The trial was due to start yesterday. However, applications made by the defence lawyers delayed it.

After a recusal application was dismissed by Justice Paul Madigan yesterday, defence counsel Peter Bodor made another application, nthis time regarding the legality of the search warrant.

In his submissions, Mr Bodor said if the search warrant used to procure the evidence in this case was illegal, the defence would move the court to dismiss such evidence.

He said the warrant should have been granted by the minister responsible but it was not in this case.

He said the procedure of obtaining the warrant, the mechanism used in issuing and why the minister was left out were issues that needed to be addressed.

Justice Madigan told the court that the application was a complex one and he would make a ruling overnight.








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