When considering the principles that should guide the courts of Mauritius in exercising their discretion to grant or withhold bail, the court determined that the intent of the Bail Act 1999 (Mauritius) and the rationale of the Act as expounded in Maloupe v District Magistrate of Grand Port [2000] MR 264 was for magistrates to take a broad approach, rather than to view in isolation the factors specified in s.4(2) of the Act.

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