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Incidents At La Citadelle: Four Court Appearances, One Release On Bail And Three Returns To Police Cells On Monday

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The police investigation into the incidents at La Citadelle is continuing. To date, the men of SP Heman Das Ghoorah have made a total of 25 arrests. On Monday, four suspects appeared in court in Port-Louis.

They are the Jeenathally brothers, a man called Nauthoo and Muzamil Lallmohamed. The four appeared before magistrate Shavina Jugnauth.

The police objected to the release of the two Jeenathally brothers. They cited their own safety and the possibility of interference with potential witnesses. The two Plaine Magnien residents have been returned to police custody pending their next court appearance in a week’s time.

Muzzamil Lallmohamed was released. The police raised no objections. This is despite the fact that his interrogation has not yet been completed.

As for the last suspect, Nauthoo, his motion for release, which was due to be debated, has been postponed until 14 November. His lawyers have decided not to press the case for the time being.

On 8 November, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will be asked to state its position on the release of at least seven suspects. In justifying her decision not to release five suspects, Magistrate Shavina Jugnauth pointed out that the court severely condemns such acts and that the public must be able to attend concerts and parties in complete peace and safety.

The alleged suspects were then taken to the Beau Bassin central prison until 10 November.

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