The standard letter below (in WORD format) was received from the Criminal Cases Review Commission in response to an E-mail from the current writer.

Criminal Cases Review Commission



Alpha Tower
Suffolk Street Queensway
Birmingham B1 1TT

Tel: 0121 633 1800
Fax: 0121 633 1823

DX: 715466
Birmingham 41


13 November 2001











Your ref:
Our ref: 00265/1998



Re: Satpal RAM

Thank you for your e-mail which was received at the Commission.

The Commission was set up in accordance with the Criminal Appeals Act 1995. This statute provides the Commission with the power to refer criminal cases back to the Court of Appeal where there is a real possibility that the conviction or finding would be overturned or the sentence reduced if the case was sent back to them. This will usually involve finding new evidence which would have been admissible in the previous proceedings and where the failure to adduce that evidence in those earlier proceedings can be reasonably explained.

Ms Yewa Holiday, Case Review Manager, is in the process of reviewing Mr Ramís conviction. The Commission is in contact with Mr Ram and his representatives and keeps them regularly updated. The Commission is currently waiting for further representations to be made by Mr Ramís solicitors. These will then be fully considered by a committee of three Commission Members who will make the decision whether or not to refer the case to the Court of Appeal.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs S Ilyas
Casework Administrator

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