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Cite as:  EWCA Civ 1157
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IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
(MR STANLEY BURTON QC)
London WC2A 2LL
Monday 16 July 2001
B e f o r e :
|IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLICATION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW|
|T H E Q U E E N|
|On the application of MR MANJIT SINGH SUNDER|
|- v -|
|THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT|
Smith Bernal Reporting Limited, 190 Fleet Street,
London EC4A 2AG
Tel: 020 7421 4040 Fax: 020 7831 8838
Official Shorthand Writers to the Court)
The Respondents did not attend and were not represented.
Crown Copyright ©
"Your security category was recently reviewed in the light of information received from Police sources....
This information indicates that you have maintained strong connections with a faction of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) an extremist organisation which supports the establishment of an independent Sikh state of Khalistan in India by violent means. The information received also indicates that you have, from within prison, been in contact with members of the leadership of a Sikh terrorist group based in Pakistan and with their supporters in the United Kingdom, and that you have played an active role in fermenting terrorist activity in India."
"Balanced against this, however, was the very serious nature of the present offences during which you and your co-defendant discharged firearms at a public meeting leading to the death of three men, one of whom was wilfully murdered, the information from police sources that links may still exist with extremist groups who have access to firearms and explosives and a lack of sufficient evidence, through offence-related work or otherwise, to indicate that the risk of you re-offending in a similar way, if unlawfully at large, has significantly diminished."
"However, if the murder and manslaughter committed by the claimant had nothing to do with (his) Political or Religious beliefs, why did the Claimant commit them? Mr Singh's answer to my question was that the offences did have a religious basis, and were committed by the Claimant out of 'an excess of zeal'. However, it would be rational for the Committee not to distinguish excessive religious zeal, leading to murder, from other forms of violent extremism."