Judiciary Updates

A 38-year-old man found guilty of issuing uncovered cheques

A 38-year-old man from Wooton was found guilty of issuing four uncovered cheques. The crimes were committed on May 9, May 17 and June 14, 2013, in Port-Louis, to the detriment of a private company. Pleadings will be heard on March 18. A 38-year-old man was answerable to the Intermediate Court for four charges of […]

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Ex assistant driver sentenced to 9 years in prison for deadly assault

Louis Jean Marc Marcelin, 39, was sentenced to nine years in prison for the fatal assault on Vikash Dowansing. This crime was committed on January 27, 2016 in Sainte-Croix. The victim was the companion of Marc Marcelin’s ex-wife. He pleaded guilty. Marc Marcelin, an assistant driver, was prosecuted for assault and battery which caused the […]

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Naserah Bibi Vavra seeks for more details regarding charges against her

The trial of Naserah Bibi Vavra for money laundering in an intermediate court was called on Tuesday before the magistrate Raj Seebaluck. Me Siddhartha Hawoldar, lawyer for Naserah Bibi Vavra, formulated a motion asking for more details regarding the ten charges against her client. Defense counsel contends that the charges relate to other alleged crimes […]

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Disbarred attorney seeks to be readmitted on the lost of sollicitors

The request of Kedarnath Gungabissoon, 72, to reinstate the list of solicitors, was heard on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 before the Supreme Court. The proceeding was chaired by judges Benjamin Marie Joseph, Rita Teelock and Aruna Narain. Removed from the order of solicitors in 2009, Kedarnath Gungabissoon wishes to resume service. He filed a motion […]

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South African company to pay Rs 413 500 to local company

The South African company, Telpro Management (PTY) Ltd, was ordered by the commercial court to pay the sum of 169,137 South African rand (approximately Rs 413,500) to the Mauritian company, Sodibur & Co ltd. This for breach of contract. So ruled judge Rehana Mungly Gulbul in a judgment rendered this Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In […]

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Truck driver found guilty of involuntary homicide

This judgment comes eight years after the facts. A truck driver, 40, was convicted of careless manslaughter for not reporting the accident and for driving a heavy truck without an adequate license. The drama occurred on August 12, 2012 in St-Aubin. The case will be called again on February 6, 2020 for the purposes of […]

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Guinean national to pay Rs 1 M fine for possession of excess foreign currency

A 41-year-old Guinean national was arrested with foreign currency worth Rs 5 million at Plaisance airport on Thursday, January 30. Sebou Condé, a businessman living in Antananarivo, Madagascar, was pinned as he was about to travel to Hong Kong. He had 102,500 euros and 37,050 US dollars in his luggage. Not having informed the authorities […]

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180 hours of community service to a 43 year old woman for fraud

The accused was sentenced by the intermediate court to perform 180 hours of community service. The 43-year-old woman was charged with eight counts of fraud. The crimes were committed in May, July, November and December 2011. Then in April 2013 and May 2014, in the regions of Curepipe, Forest-Side and Vacoas respectively. The amounts swindled […]

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4 years in prison for theft of boxes of cigarettes

Aged 30, he was found in possession of a box of cigarettes of the brand “Matinée” as well as a sum of Rs 200 suspected of coming from a burglary to the detriment of a shopkeeper, in 2017, at Beau Bassin. He was sentenced to four years in prison, based on his modus operandi and […]

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120 hours of community service for involuntary homicide

Sentenced to six months in prison for involuntary manslaughter, a resident of Résidences La-Cure saw his sentence commuted to community work. He will do 120 hours of social work. The accused will appear before the Intermediate Court on May 26, 2020. The accident occurred on September 2, 2011, in Riche-Terre. The accused, 53 years old […]

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