Supreme Court judge Peter Applegarth slams process at heart of State Government bikie crackdown
Supreme Court Judge Peter Applegarth yesterday slammed the process at the heart of the clampdown which landed Yassar Bakir, a model prisoner due for release next month, in solitary conditions “fit for a dog”.
Bakir, 39, was in 23-hour-a day lockdown and just hours from being sent to a high security, bikies-only jail in Woodford when his lawyers won an injunction last week.
Justice Applegarth yesterday blasted the decision of a prisons boss to make the “safety order” against Bakir simply because police had “ticked a box” on a form saying he was still a Fink.
He said there was no evidence before him the club – which reportedly patched over to the Mongols – even still existed.