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Commissioner of Police and Attorney-General
appellant failed in the High Court to obtain an order extending the
period in which a claim may be made against the police in
section 60 of the Police Order, 1971 (as amended).
a court can extend the time-bar of six months even after the period
on the facts the appellant had shown good cause for an extension.
if the answer to (1) or (2) is in the negative, section 60 is
unconstitutional because it infringes the right to a fair
appeal succeeds, the Court of Appeal finds for the appellant on (1)
and (2). Accordingly (3) did not arise for determination.
judgment, the Court of Appeal however called upon the
Attorney-General to examine the constitutionality of s.6 of the
Proceedings and Contracts Act, 4 of 1965, and other
time-barring statutory provisions in Lesotho.
Registrar is directed to bring this judgment to the attention of the
Attorney-General and the Minister of Justice.
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