A charge of drug trafficking has been lodged against lawyer, Mr. Akil Bissessur and his family. Akil Bissessur and his partner, Doomila Moheeputh, were charged in the Bail and Remand Court (BRC) in Port Louis on Saturday 20 August 2022. The police objected to their release on parole. The risks of absconding and interfering with witnesses were put forward to support this objection. It should be noted that the two suspects deny the allegations of trafficking in synthetic drugs, which weighs against them.
Me. Neelkhant Dulloo, who is representing the interests of Doomila Moheeputh, has made a motion for release on bail. The same motion has been made by Mr. Sanjeev Teeluckdhar. Sanjeev Teeluckdharry, the lawyer of Akil Bissessur. Both of them will be discussed before the BRC tomorrow, Sunday 21 August 2022.
In this case, the police deny the allegations of police brutality made by Mr. Akil Bissessur on Saturday. Akil Bissessur this Saturday morning. He was arrested on Friday 19 August 2022 at the home of his partner, Doomila Moheeputh, in Palma and alleges that he was subjected to violence by the police. He was examined by a doctor.
“There was no case of police brutality against anyone in this operation, which was carried out by the Special Striking Team. A quantity of synthetic drugs was found at the house, which was searched in the presence of Akil Bissessur and the lady in question,” said Inspector Shiva Coothen of the Police Press Office in a statement to the press.
Dominique Seedeeal, better known as Darren Activist, was also returned to the police cell after appearing before the Bail and Remand Court (BRC) in Port Louis on Saturday 20 August 2022.
The Grand Bay resident was charged with two offences, namely spreading false news and Breach of Bail conditions. The police have objected to his release on parole and he will be brought before the court again on Monday 22 August 2022.