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Rudra Mishra out on bail

By ARISHMA DEVI An employee from the Prime Minister’s Office was granted a $10,000 bail yesterday at the Suva Magistrates Court by Magistrate Janaka Bandara. Magistrate Bandara, while granting bail,
13 Oct 2012 13:01

By ARISHMA DEVI

An employee from the Prime Minister’s Office was granted a $10,000 bail yesterday at the Suva Magistrates Court by Magistrate Janaka Bandara.
Magistrate Bandara, while granting bail, ordered Rudra Maharaj to report to the Nakasi Police Station every Saturday beginning today between 9am and 5pm.
Maharaj was also told not to interfere with any of the witnesses for the case.
Maharaj who was investigated and charged with one count of bribery by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) was represented by his counsel Iqbal Khan on instructions from Diven Prasad.
FICAC has also requested further time to file disclosures, as the investigations have not ended.
It is alleged that while working at the PM’s Office Maharaj, on September 24, 2012, without lawful authority to or reasonable excuses, accepted an advantage of $2000 cash and two cheques amounting to a total of $10,000.
The court has further adjourned the matter until the next court mention on 25 November.
It is also alleged that it was a reward from Avin Prakash on account of using influence in procuring to tender number WSC 177-182/2012.




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