A court threw out a challenge filed by lawyer Lynn Zahra against the Police Commissioner demanding he proceed against an officer she claimed leaked information to a blogger/columnist.

Magistrate Aaron Bugeja ruled there was insufficient prima facie evidence to uphold the complaint.

Dr Zahra, the partner of former tourism minister Joe Grima, claimed Police Inspector Jason Francis Sultana recorded a conversation that took place during a meeting and then passed it on to Daphne Caruana Galizia.

She referred to a post on Ms Caruana Galizia’s blog in June 2013 reporting that someone had recorded Dr Zahra discussing the possibility of filing criminal libel proceedings against Ms Caruana Galizia. The meeting had taken place at the Sliema police station.

Dr Zahra had said that only Mr Sultana and Police Superintendent Ray D’Anastas were present for the meeting. She claimed that Mr Sultana put his mobile phone on the desk and recorded her without her knowledge or consent.

In a 22-page judgment, the court dismissed the case, noting that the allegations were based solely on circumstantial evidence and that the court “cannot supplement proof with conjectures and assumptions”.

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