This Monday morning, 11 September, Bruneau Laurette filed a counter-affidavit in the Supreme Court in the case in which the Commissioner of Police (CP), Anil Kumar Dip, is challenging his release on bail. Speaking after the hearing, Bruneau Laurette said he had no intention of giving up.
The CP is challenging the Moka court’s decision of 26 February. Bruneau Laurette was arrested on 4 November following the seizure of 40 kilos of hashish from his vehicle. He maintains his innocence and claims that the drugs were “planted” in the vehicle by members of the Special Striking Team.
The challenge of the release of Jean Bruneau Laurette was called before the Senior Puisne Judge, Nirmala Devat this morning. All the parties involved have informed the court that they are ready for the proceedings to begin. The date for hearing the arguments will be set by circular.
On leaving the court, Bruneau Laurette spoke of political manoeuvring regarding this trial.
As a reminder, the Commissioner of Police, Anil Kumar Dip, is challenging the activist’s constitutional freedom. The CP’s motion is also directed at the Senior District Magistrate of the Moka Court, Jade Ngan Chai King, and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Rashid Ahmine.
The social activist, it should be noted, was arrested on 4 November in Petit-Verger after 40 kilos of hashish were found in the boot of his car and a firearm in his home. The operation was carried out by the Special Striking Team.