The State on Wednesday withdrew a stay of execution application filed in the respect of Mr Ashok Sivram, an Indian businessman who was in contention over his acquisition of residence and work permits.

Ms Jasmine Armah, a State Attorney announced the withdrawal when she appeared before the Court of Appeal.

She told the Court that she had filed a notice of withdrawal of the stay of execution application.

Mr Gary Nimako Marfo, counsel for the businessman in a reaction prayed the court to offer his client a cost of GHc10,000.00.

He said the appeal was to frustrate the ruling of the High Court on July 31, quashing the deportation order of Mr Sivram by the Interior Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery.

The three member panel presided over by Mr Justice P.K. Gyaesayor therefore strike out the application and awarded cost of GHc1,000.00 each against the Interior Minister and the Comptroller General.

When the court asked Ms Armah to reassure the court that the Attorney-General would not re-file the same processes, she could neither confirm nor deny it.

The State filed the stay execution after it was ordered by the High to within seven days restore the work and residence permit of the Indian businessman.

The High Court on July 31, this year, quashed the deportation order of Mr. Sivaram by the Interior Minister saying the Minister exceeded his jurisdiction by determining fraud against the Indian businessman without recourse to the court.

The High Court in September ordered the Immigration service to restore the work and residence permit of Mr. Sivaram within seven days, after months of failing to do so, despite its earlier decision.

Mr. Sivaram, since his return to Ghana, has not been given a visa despite the orders of the court and had cited the Comptroller for contempt.

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