The complaint filed by Samlo Koyenco Steel Company before the Supreme Court against Cader Sayed Hossen will be heard on merits on January 30, 2025. The date has been fixed as Tuesday, July 2, 2024, by the Acting Deputy Master and Registrar, Pranay Sewpal.

Samlo Koyenco Steel Co. Ltd filed its complaint with the Supreme Court eight years ago.

In its complaint dated March 8, 2016, the company is claiming the sum of Rs 200 million from the defendant, Cader Sayed Hossen, for “misconduct.” The company claims that the latter made “false and malicious” statements that damaged its image.

Cader Sayed Hossen, Minister of Commerce, on 19 April 2013, made a statement to the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC). The announcement concerned the results of quality tests of some iron bars put on sale by Samlo Koyenco Co Ltd. These are used in constructions.

Cader Sayed Hossen, in his defense, dated July 28, 2016, stressed that he was acting as a government minister and not in his personal capacity. He requested that the lawsuit be dismissed.

Samlo Koyenco Co. Ltd sought to amend its complaint to add a new paragraph stating that Cader Sayed Hossen's statements were malicious and “separable from his official duties.”
According to Manish Ajodah, the company's lawyer, the amendment would clarify that Cader Sayed Hossen is being prosecuted in a personal capacity.

This request was contested by Me Yatin Varma, lawyer of Cader Sayed Hossen. According to the lawyer, the proposed amendment aims to circumvent the preliminary objections raised. The point was retained by the Court on June 19, 2024.

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