Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More on these raids

When the Prime Minister was arguing for 90 days detention, for which our local MP Marsha Singh voted, one of his arguments was that the judges would keep a very close eye on police procedure. That is, that they would not allow detention up to 90 days without being provided with strong arguments by the police. Well, we have a test case in front of us. The law says that the two brothers arrested last Friday in East London can be held for up to 14 days after repeated petitioning of a judge. The first such petition was applied for today and the judge granted it. But we already know that this particular case is looking flimsy. So, let's see how the judge scrutinises the police's request over the next few days.