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Prison sentence of Mauritius Police Chief’s son reduced into fine

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Prison sentence of Mauritius Police Chief’s son reduced into fine
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The news has shocked many in Mauritius. Chandra Prakashsing Dip, the son of Police Commissioner Anil Kumar Dip, has been granted a presidential pardon. His 12-month jail term has been commuted to a fine of Rs 100,000.

This was on the recommendation of the Commission on the Prerogative of Mercy, headed by former Chief Justice Kheshoe Parsad Matadeen.

Chandra Prakashsing Dip, former auditor with De Chazal Du Mée (DCDM) had been found guilty by the Intermediate Court of conspiracy to defraud The Diadeis Maurice Ltd of Rs3million.

Not satisfied with the verdict, Dip and his two accomplices appealed to the Supreme Court, which was eventually rejected. His latest motion before the Supreme Court to appeal to the Privy Council was also rejected on 18 November 2022.

The Linion Pep Morisien (LPM) political party described the decision to absolve the son of Police Commissioner Anil Kumar Dip as “scandalous”.

LPM has sent a letter to the President of the Republic, Prithvirajsing Roopun, demanding an official statement of the Commission’s decision “in the interest of justice.” 

The party has also asked the President for the list of all those convicted drug offenders who have been absolved.

Sources: Defi Media, Le Mauricien

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