A MAN charged with criminal damage and possession of a weapon is trying to get his case dismissed claiming the prosecution are ‘criminals committing treason’.

Waseem Malik, of Handover Way in Windsor, has been charged with criminal damage and possession of a stun gun in Windsor on December 8, 2020.

The 58-year-old appeared in Reading Crown Court today for further case management ahead of his trial next year but tried to get the case dismissed, arguing the Crown have failed to provide proof that he is the defendant charged with the offences.

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After refusing to stand in the dock claiming he was ‘not the defendant’, he alleged that he had not received documentation from the prosecution with a summary of the evidence expected to be heard at trial.

He said: “With all due respect, the prosecution were ordered last year to send me a full disclosure to answer my questions.

“They’ve failed to do that. I move to dismiss this case and am I free to go?”

Judge Edward Burgess informed Malik he was not free from prosecution but it was his choice whether or not to cooperate with proceedings.

Malik claimed the prosecution were ‘fraudsters’ before adding that his birth certificate is the ‘man charged’ with the crimes, as opposed to him.

“This is treason, your Honour,” he said. “This is a fraud and a conspiracy. This is also criminal what is going on here.

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“The prosecution has not identified me and what ‘me’ is. They came to visit this living soul but they have yet to give me full disclosure of who the defendant is and if the prosecution could put their hand on the shoulder of the defendant I’d appreciate that.”

He went on to say that he was not ‘Waseem Malik’ and did not want to be referred to as ‘Sir’ or ‘Mr’.

When asked by Judge Burgess what he would like to be referred to as, he responded: “A flesh and blood man.”

“A man and a person are two different things,” he said. “They’re prosecuting the man. The abducted me, they kidnapped me and they cuffed me and they locked me up and they tortured me - they are committing treason, they are criminals.

“When you are born a birth certificate is created. That birth certificate can now be used as identification. That birth certificate is the man you’re looking for – that birth certificate becomes the person.”

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Judge Burgess concluded if there were issues of identification they can be addressed at the next hearing on July 31.

Malik is due to stand trial on April 8, 2024 for five days.