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PM disputes authenticity of inquiry report into political agent’s murder

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PM disputes authenticity of inquiry report into political agent's murder

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth has challenged the authenticity of the report of the judicial inquiry into the death of Soopramanien Kistnen. The report was leaked last Friday by Teleplus and severely criticised the police, suggesting further investigations into three probable motives.

“The authenticity of the purported report cannot be ascertained,” he was cited as replying to a Private Notice Question, focusing on the findings of the Judicial Inquiry.

Pravind Jugnauth told Mauritius’ Parliament that the report, whose authenticity has not been challenged by the Director of Public Prosecutions, does not contain the seal of the District Court, the signature of the Magistrate and “anything to certify the authenticity of the report.”

According to Le Mauricien newspaper, the Leader of the Opposition Xavier-Luc Duval had scheduled a series of questions on the report.

However, the Speaker of the National Assembly ruled that he could not rely on the document.

“The chair rules that this report does not seem to have any authenticity,” said Sooroojdev Phokeer.

Earlier, the Prime Minister said that “it is a matter of great concern that such a document, if genuine, has found its way into public domain”.

For him, the disclosure of the report could hinder “the course of justice” as well as ongoing investigations.

Pravind Jugnauth reportedly confirmed that he discussed the leaked document with the Commissioner of Police. He also added that instructions have been given to investigate into the matter.

Source: Le Mauricien

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