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Richard Naidu found guilty
The case will be called on the 5th of Jan for sentencing and mitigation submissions

Richard Naidu found guilty

The case will be called on the 5th of Jan for sentencing and mitigation submissions

By Rashika Kumar
Tuesday 22/11/2022
Prominent lawyer, Richard Naidu

Prominent lawyer, Richard Naidu has been found guilty by High Court Judge Justice Jude Nanayakkara for contempt scandalising the court.

Naidu posted on his Facebook page a picture of a judgement in a case represented by his associate that had the word 'injunction' misspelt, and then made some comments that he was pretty sure the applicant wanted an injunction.

The committal proceeding was brought against Naidu by the Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Naidu is represented by Jon Apted while Gul Fatima is representing Sayed-Khaiyum.

The case will be called on the 5th of January for sentencing and mitigation submissions.

Apted has told the court they will be calling 5 character witnesses.

In his judgement, Justice Nanayakkara says the preliminary objection to the admissibility of deposition in the affidavit of the Attorney General is partly allowed and concluded paragraph 12 of the Attorney General's affidavit is a statement of opinion and therefore gives no weight whatsoever.

He finds that the particulars contained in the statement of charge filed is proved beyond doubt by the evidence relied on by the Attorney General in his affidavit sworn on the 10th of June this year.

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