HKSAR v. SINGH HARJANG

CACC000622A/1999

CACC 622/1999

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF APPEAL

CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 622 OF 1999

(ON APPEAL FROM DCCC 678 OF 1999)

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BETWEEN
HKSAR Respondent
AND
SINGH HARJANG Applicant

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Coram: Hon Mayo VP in Court

Date of Hearing: 3 January 2002

Date of Judgment: 3 January 2002

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J U D G M E N T

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1. This application is without merit. No satisfactory reason has been given for the application not being made timeously. Over and abovethis the application is entirely without merit. The wounding in question was a serious one. It is virtually inconceivable that theapplication would succeed even if leave were to be granted to appeal out of time.

2. I would add that of course the fact that leave has been refused does not prevent the applicant from continuing with the appeal shouldhe wish to do so. However I would point out that if the Court of Appeal similarly held the view that the application was entirelyunmeritorious it is likely that the Court would order that some of the time which he spent in custody would not count towards thesentence which he is serving. I give him this information for his own benefit.

(Simon Mayo)
Vice-President

Representation:

Mr Marco Li, GC, of the Department of Justice, for the Respondent

Applicant in person