The federal and provincial governments have denied all allegations made in a civil lawsuit launched by a West Vancouver woman who was charged with, and cleared of, human trafficking.
Mumtaz Ladha filed her legal in challenge in February, suing the RCMP and the B.C. Director of Civil Forfeiture for negligence.
She claims her life was destroyed when she was accused of human trafficking involving a 21-year-old African woman. She was acquitted in 2013.
Her lawyer says Mounties failed to properly investigate the woman’s claims.
A statement of defense filed in court says no part of the investigation was malicious and no press releases or statements defamed Mumtaz Ladha or her family, adding the RCMP acted in good faith.