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AG pleased with Court ruling

ANAND RAMLOGAN 1Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, is of the view that the state has been vindicated in the Section 34 mater.

On Wednesday the state achieved success in the Court of Appeal against two businessmen and an insurance company.

Businessmen Steve Fergusson and Ameer Edoo along with Insurance Company Maritime General contested the judgment of High Court judge Justice Mira Dean-Armorer who in April last year dismissed all eight grounds raised by them in their bid to challenge the constitutionality of the repeal.

Justices of Appeal Allan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Gregory Smith on October 24, last year, reserved their ruling in the appeal filed by businessmen Steve Ferguson, Ameer Edoo and Maritime General challenging a High Court judge’s decision, to dismiss all eight arguments they raised in their constitutional motion.

It was their contention that the amendment to the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act – which gave effect to the repeal of Section 34 – was an abuse and infringement of the constitutional right to protection of the law.

Speaking at a news briefing Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, described the court’s ruling as a landmark one and the state has been vindicated.

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Mr Ramlogan also took issue with criticism from the Opposition People’s National Movement on this controversial matter.

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