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Indian Businessman Case Judge blasts state attorney for laughing throughout proceedings

The state attorney, Ms Jasmine Armah was said to be repeatedly giggling, despite several warnings by the judge.

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A High Court judge hearing the case of an Indian businessman against the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) last Friday was not happy with a state attorney for laughing throughout the proceedings.

The state attorney, Ms Jasmine Armah was said to be repeatedly giggling, despite several warnings by the judge, Mrs Justice Naa Adoley Azu, the Daily Graphic reports.

“I find your conduct very distasteful. It is not funny that the man is fighting to remain in this country. If you have been an immigrant in another country, you will know that it is not funny. Let us not create the wrong impression because it is very painful,’’ the presiding judge said.

READ ALSO: Court orders GIS to give Indian businessman temporary stay

Ms Armah was representing the Comptroller-General of the GIS, Mr Kwame Takyi, and the Interior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery, the officials sued by the businessman, Mr Ashok Kumar Sivaram.

The presiding judge asked the Ms Armah to apologise, adding “some judges will find you in contempt of court.’’

Ms Armah apologized, saying that her actions were not meant to reduce the case to a joke or to undermine the authority of the court.

READ ALSO: GIS defies court order to give Indian businessman temporary stay

The Indian businessman, Mr Sivaram is seeking a mandamus order for the restoration of his residence and work permits, which were cancelled by the Ghana Immigration Service after he was deported on June 1, 2017, on the basis that his deportation was quashed by the Accra High Court on July 31, 2017.

At Friday’s sitting, the presiding judge adjourned the case to September 18, 2017, when the substantive application for mandamus would be moved by the legal team of Mr Sivaram.

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