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No Plea, Matter Transferred

The case of former vice chancellor of the Fiji National University Dr Ganesh Chand has been transferred to the High Court. Chand has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission
23 Apr 2015 09:00
No Plea, Matter Transferred
Former Fiji National University vice-chancellor Ganesh Chand outside Court in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The case of former vice chancellor of the Fiji National University Dr Ganesh Chand has been transferred to the High Court.

Chand has been charged by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption with abuse of office while being employed as a public officer.

He appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne yesterday.

No plea was taken.

FICAC lawyer Rashmi Aslam served the disclosures to Mr Chand’s lawyer, Devanesh Sharma.

Mr Sharma confirming this requested time to study the disclosures before his client takes a plea.

However, Magistrate Somaratne said since the matter was indictable and that the case should be heard by the High Court.

After consulting with Mr Chand, Mr Sharma agreed for the matter to be heard by the High Court.

Mr Sharma said he would apply on jurisdiction matters, but Magsitrate Somaratne said all applications should now be made to High Court.

The matter would be called on May 15 in the High Court.  Chand’s release on bail has been extended.

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