Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Sat's lawyers to seek court's help to produce Jaagriti warrant

Attorneys for the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) secretary general Satnarayan Maharaj are expected to seek the court’s intervention to compel Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to produce the search warrant used on TV Jaagriti week.

Attorneys Keil Taklalsingh and Stefan Ramkissoon told Loop they had written to the office of the Commissioner to seek clarification, requesting that the legal document be produced within seven days.

This was not done.

As such, they are expected to seek the court’s intervention for the production of the warrant but will first write to the Commissioner again on Monday. 

The search of the station’s Tunapuna office made headlines last week, and its aftermath continued to spill over this week, with Griffith even criticising the media for its coverage of the incident, and then walking off on reporters during a press briefing.

There was contention on the warrant and its legality, on whether it had been properly shown to persons at the station upon the arrival of officers, and on its contents.

The TTPS has stated that Maharaj, for the comments made on his show last week on Tobagonians, was being investigated for sedition.


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