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Arya To Take Plea At High Court

Registrar of the University of Fiji, Kamlesh Arya, has elected to have his case transferred to the High Court in Suva where he would take his plea. Arya is charged
09 Feb 2017 11:00
Arya To Take Plea At High Court

Registrar of the University of Fiji, Kamlesh Arya, has elected to have his case transferred to the High Court in Suva where he would take his plea.

Arya is charged with one count each of abuse of office and general dishonesty.

The matter was called before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.

Arya’s case has now been transferred to the High Court in Suva where the case was adjourned to February 17 for first call.

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) had charged Arya in November last year.

It is alleged that between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, at Suva, Arya whilst being employed as the Registrar at the University of Fiji and acting school manager for Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School, in abuse of the authority of his office authorised loans amounting to $116,500 from the Free Education Grant provided by the Ministry of Education to Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School.

It is also alleged that Arya dishonestly caused a loss to Bhawani Dayal Memorial School by authorising the Free Education Grants as loans amounting to $116,500 and knowing that the loss will occur to Bhawani Dayal Memorial School.

Arya is represented by defence lawyer Vijay Maharaj.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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