Former police commissioner Gary Griffith has been granted an injunction, stopping the Prime Minister from laying any part of a controversial Firearm user’s licence (FUL) audit report in Parliament.
In a ruling on Tuesday, high court judge, Justice Devindra Rampersad said, “The force of the vehemence born out of this report, and expressed in public as alleged by the claimant, suggests that its premature presentation or production would have far-reaching effects in the public domain.”
“The court grants an injunction restraining the seventh respondent from laying an executive summary or any part of the said audit report before the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago or otherwise publishing any portion of the contents of same,” judge Rambersad added.
Griffith had asked Rampersad to restrain PM Keith Rowley and the members of his National Security Council (NSC) from taking the report to Parliament as he challenges the legality of the setting-up of the committee to perform the audit and its investigation.
Griffith had stated that neither the Prime Minister nor the NSC had the authority to appoint anyone to investigate the operations of the police service.