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Legal Action Taken against Metro Express Ltd’s Halt in Operations



Legal Action Taken against Metro Express Ltd's Halt in Operations

A 74-year-old resident of Curepipe has filed an injunction in the Supreme Court against the suspension of services by Metro Express Ltd, late Tuesday May 01 evening.

The pensioner had planned to attend the Linion Moris rally to express his support and exercise his constitutional rights.

In his request, he stated that the suspension of services from 6:30 am to 2 pm on May 1, 2024, lacked any reasonable justification and challenges the reason given, namely “security risks,” which he deemed unjustified in a democratic society.

The case was supposed to be heard in chamber before acting Chief Justice Nirmala Devat, but she did not make a decision.

The request was filed late Tuesday night – May 01, around 11:20 pm, and yesterday morning, the legal representatives, Mr. José Moirt and Jacques Panglose, along with attorney Ms. Ayesha Jeewa, were still waiting for communication from Nirmala Devat’s secretary to schedule a hearing date.

It should be noted that chamber cases can be heard remotely or at the judge’s residence, at her discretion.

By 8:30 am, the protesters still had not received any communication from the acting Chief Justice’s secretary and eventually gave up as it was no longer a live issue since the ‘Linion Moris’ rally was set to begin.

“At this hour, and since the rally started at 9:30 am, we had no choice but to stop waiting. This person had to stay home, deprived of their constitutional rights.

Despite our good intentions, we have not been able to put an end to this abuse of power.

Metro Express made this decision in the afternoon when all offices were closed. The urgency of this matter was not our responsibility,” said Mr. José Moirt.

Source: l’Express

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