Police case hearing on Thursday
A High Court judge yesterday dismissed an application by the Police Service Commission (PSC) to strike out a case brought by 15 police officers who are challenging their non-promotion two years ago.
Justice Margaret Reifer criticised the delay that the application had caused the case, especially “in the face of publicly expressed concerns about the pace of litigation in our courts and specifically criticisms concerning the tardiness of this court in bringing this action to completion”,
She noted that in March this year, she had stated her intention to hear the trial the following month (April) but it was frustrated by the application brought by the PSC.
The judge, in a 17-page judgment, also said that the substantive application filed by the aggrieved police officers could not be characterised as frivolous, vexatious or an abuse of the court, which was argued by the PSC’s counsel Tariq Khan. (SD/TS)
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