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Man, 32, Charged With Indecent Assault

32-year-old civil servant charged in relation to the indecent assault of a 33-year-old woman at a Suva motel on December 19 last year appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.
06 Jan 2016 11:00
Man, 32, Charged With Indecent Assault
Dheeraj Nitesh Naidu being escorted out of the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday. Photo: Ronald Kumar

32-year-old civil servant charged in relation to the indecent assault of a 33-year-old woman at a Suva motel on December 19 last year appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.

Dheeraj Dinesh Naidu, who is charged with two counts of indecent assault, appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne.

Magistrate Somaratne informed Police Prosecution to consolidate Naidu’s charges along with those of Rajneel Prasad and taxi driver, Ramanjit Singh, who were denied bail by the court during a special court sitting last Saturday.

Singh and Prasad are facing two counts of rape each relating to the alleged incident.

Police prosecutor, Joshua Shaw objected to bail on the grounds that the offence was a serious one and that Naidu was likely to interfere with witnesses since he worked in the same place as the victim. Mr Shaw also objected to bail for Naidu’s own safety.

Defence lawyer, Kunal Singh requested prosecution to provide evidence about the safety of the accused. Magistrate Somaratne ordered that Naidu be further remanded in custody before the case will be called again tomorrow.

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