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Habeas corpus filed seeking ‘Mervyn’

The wife of a drug offence suspect, who was abducted in front of the Hulftsdorp court complex, yesterday (Feb. 24) filed a habeas corpus petition in the court of appeal, seeking that her husband be produced before courts.

Velayudan Ramani has cited the IGP, the STF commandant, OIC of Keselwatte Police, Army commander and the prisons chief as respondents in the case relating her husband Velayudan Mathias Chandrapala alias “Mervyn’.

The petitioner notes that her husband, on a drug offence, was produced before courts on February 13, granted bail and was in the custody of prison officials when he was abducted.

 She adds that despite the number of the van used by the abductors being given to Keselwatte police, nothing has been heard of her husband so far.

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