Peerthum v Independent Commission against Corruption and another

Mauritius – Constitutional law. The appellant senior local government officer was repeatedly arrested by a police officer who was working for the Mauritian Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC), under the provisions of s 24(5)(b) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002. He appealed against the dismissal of his application for leave to seek judicial review, contending that the secondment of police officers to ICAC was unconstitutional. The Privy Council held that the secondment was not unconstitutional, as a seconded policeman remained in the police service and subject to the control of the Commissioner of Police.

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