The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and Guyana Police Force (GPF) were today (Tuesday) blocked from seizing fifteen Commonwealth law books from the possession of Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall.
This is according to Nandlall who announced on social media that on Monday, he filed legal proceedings in the Constitutional Division of the High Court, against the Attorney General, Basil Williams, SC, to prove that the books are his property.
“ I am the owner of the fifteen (15) Commonwealth Law Reports which are in the news; a declaration that any attempt to seize or detain the said books would be a contravention of my right to private property as guaranteed by Article 142 of the Constitution of Guyana and a Conservatory Order restraining officers of SOCU and the Guyana Police Force from detaining or seizing the said books Which are in my possession until the hearing and determination of the legal proceedings [was] filed” Nandlall said.
As such, he said that following the legal arguments in court today, the Chief Justice (ag), Roxanne George-Wilshire granted the Conservatory Order restraining officers of SOCU and the Guyana Police Force from seizing or detaining the said books.
In his post, he contends that action taken by SOCU officials yesterday to have him detained for questioning regarding the books was actually a political witch hunt, highlighting that he intends to stand up against it.