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Three Men Remanded For ‘Assaulting Police Officers’

  The Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday remanded three men accused of assaulting Police officers and obstructing them while they were on duty. A strong objection to bail was made by
06 Jan 2017 11:23
Three Men Remanded For ‘Assaulting Police Officers’
From left; Monitesh Pillay and Ashneel Kumar accused of assaulting police officers appeared at the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

 

The Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday remanded three men accused of assaulting Police officers and obstructing them while they were on duty.

A strong objection to bail was made by prosecuting officer, Sergeant Francis Bale, who submitted that if the accused were bailed, the community would understand that assaulting Police officers was acceptable.

Sergeant Bale further stated that the officers were executing their duties when they were allegedly assaulted.

Munitesh Pillay and Ashneel Kumar are jointly charged with two counts of assaulting Police officers and one count of damaging property.

It is alleged that on January 1, Pillay and Kumar, under the influence of alcohol, assaulted two Police officers and damaged Police property worth $45 at Votualevu in Nadi.

However, defence lawyer, Ronnie Chang, told the court that his clients were allegedly assaulted by Police officers while they were in custody.

He alleged that the officers also took his clients’ medical reports after they were examined at the Nadi Hospital.

Magistrate Seromi Turaga has remanded Pillay and Kumar for seven days at the Natabua Corrections facility.

For the same incident, an accountant in Lautoka was also remanded for seven days also for allegedly obstructing a Police officer while he was executing his duties.

Baldip Narayan is charged with one count of obstructing a Police officer while he was on duty.

On January 1, after Pillay and Kumar allegedly assaulted the two officers, Narayan allegedly tried to stop a Police officer at the scene.

Narayan was represented by his lawyer, Mark Anthony.

All three accused will reappear in court on January 12.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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