On August 7, 2024, the interim relief judge will examine on the merits an application filed by activist Bruneau Laurette. He is requesting to join as a party in the trial of the constitutional complaint filed by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Anil Kumar Dip, against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Me Rashid Ahmine.

At the call of the case on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, the Financial Crimes Commission (FCC), named as a co-defendant in the case, submitted an affidavit. This affidavit was sworn by Poonoosamy Moonesawmy, Chief Investigator at the FCC. He requests, on behalf of the FCC, to dismiss Bruneau Laurette's request.

He argues that “the Laurette case” was cited in the CP's complaint as an example of the DPP's “misunderstanding” of its powers under the Constitution. Poonoosamy Moonesawmy adds that the Moka court's decision to release the activist on bail, as well as the CP's application for review to challenge that decision, “are not at issue in the CP's case against the DPP,” making Bruneau Laurette's intervention “unnecessary,” he says.

The Chief Investigator argues that the CP’s constitutional complaint against the DPP concerns the delimitation of constitutional powers between the two. This was affirmed in a decision rendered by the Supreme Court on March 19, 2024.

For Poonoosamy Moonesawmy, the FCC is an “independent body” and he challenges Bruneau Laurette to provide proof.

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