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Outcome of mortars case uncertain as INDECOM seeks to have judge recused

Terrence Williams, speaking with RJR's 'Hotline' host, Emily Shields, on Monday
 
It remains unclear whether a case in which judgement has been pending for more than two years will have to be restarted because of  the latest court action by the Independent Commission of  Investigations (INDECOM).
 
INDECOM's probe into the use of mortars by the military in the May 2010 security operations in West Kingston remains stalled after the Judicial Review Court reserved judgement in the matter.
 
The issue was taken to court by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) after it obtained certificates granting immunity from investigation to the soldiers involved.
 
However, INDECOM is now seeking to have one of the judges, Justice Carol Lawrence Beswick, recuse herself from the case on the basis that her husband, attorney Paul Beswick, is representing the JDF in a similar matter now before the court.
 
INDECOM head Terrence Williams was quizzed by RJR's Hotline host Emily Shields on Monday on what would happen to the case if the agency is successful in having the judge withdraw. 
 
Asked whether the court matter would have to go back for another hearing if Judge Beswick does recuse herself, Mr. Williams said he would "leave those arguments for the court."


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