Badul pension: NDPP to pay costs for failed bid

2011-04-14 00:00

LITIGATION costs incurred to seize the pension of former police director Hariram Badul must be borne by the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), the high court in Pietermaritzburg ruled yesterday.

Acting Judge Kobus Booyens agreed with advocate Rob Seggie SC (for Badul) that attachment of pensions is prohibited as a general rule.

Booyens said that when an applicant decides to approach a court for a order restraining a pension (which is a precursor to forfeiture of an asset) he should at least be convinced that it will be permissible in law.

Badul, former commissioner of the Mountain Rise police station, was arrested in December 2009 on several charges that brought him within the ambit of the Prevention of Organised Crime legislation. — Own Correspondent.

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