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FICAC Advised To Seek Interpol Help

FICAC Advised To Seek Interpol Help
July 14
11:00 2018

Magistrate Waleen George has advised Fiji Inde­pendent Commission Against Corruption (FI­CAC) to go through Interpol if they had any dif­ficulties locating Lolesh Sharma.

Sharma, the Sun Insurance Limited former chief execu­tive officer, has been charged by FICAC with attempt to un­due influence contrary to Section 141 of the Electoral Act.

Sharma’s case was called in the Suva Magistrates Court before Magistrate George yesterday.

Sharma was not present in court because he was over­seas.

It is alleged that on October 4, 2017, Sharma attempted to hinder or interfere with the free exercise or performance of the political right of the employees of Sun Insurance Limited that was relevant to the 2018 General Elections.

Lawyer Adish Narayan appeared on behalf of AK Law­yers. In court, Mr Narayan said that his law firm received the summons.

The state was advised by magistrate to seek Interpol’s as­sistance to locate Sharma since he was out of the country.

Mr Narayan told the magistrate that he was there because his law firm received the summons, but was not informed by Sharma to represent him. He told the court that FICAC had served him with the summons and not to Sharma.

Magistrate George instructed FICAC to also serve the summons to Sharma. The matter was adjourned to Sep­tember 3.

Edited by Percy Kean


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