The former chairperson of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn will be appearing in a court in Japan, in a few days so as to hear to the reasons of his detention. This is after the lawyers of Ghosn deployed an article of the Constitution which is not used much.
According to the public broadcaster, NHK, there could be a public hearing within five days. This is after the attorneys of the executive lodged a request in the District Court of Tokyo which could not be refused legally.
This is the latest twist in a series of twists that were completely unexpected. These twists in a legal case have not only gripped Japan but also the world of business since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn who was once an auto tycoon.
The arrest of Ghosn took place on the 19th of November 2018 at the airport of Tokyo in his private jet.
The court of Japan has stated that Ghosn has submitted a request to the court for the disclosure of the reasons of his detention and that as of now no date has been set.
NHK has stated that if there is a hearing then Ghosn wants to attend that himself. According to the article 34 of the Constitution of Japan no person can be arrested as well as detained unless and until he/she has been informed at least once of the charges that are against him/her or without the counsel’s immediate privilege.
The Constitution further states that any person cannot even be detained without any adequate cause and that on the demand of such a person the cause must immediately be shown in an open court where he and his counsel both are present.
After the extension of detention of Ghosn by the court last week, he was spending the beginning of the year 2019 in detention through to 11th of January. This was because of the allegations on him on the aggravated breach of trust.
Over these allegations, the former chairperson of Nissan was re-arrested on the 21st of December 2018 which had dashed his hopes of being at home on 25th of December.
The case has shown light on the legal system of Japan since the chairperson was arrested on the 19th of November. The legal system has received criticism internationally.
The authorities of Japan are pursuing three different courses of action against the former chairperson of Nissan who has been alleged of financial wrongdoings during his tenure as the chief of Nissan.
Source: Times Now News, NHK