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Bail Application For Man Alleged To Have Been In Possession Of Meth, Set For December 5

The 36-year-old Valelevu man alleged to have been found in possession of 1.4kilograms of methamphetamine will have his bail application heard at the High Court in Suva on December 5.
28 Nov 2017 17:25
Bail Application For Man Alleged To Have Been In Possession Of Meth, Set For December 5

The 36-year-old Valelevu man alleged to have been found in possession of 1.4kilograms of methamphetamine will have his bail application heard at the High Court in Suva on December 5.

Kritesh Kumar appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe yesterday represented by Suva lawyer Shelvin Singh.

Mr Singh informed Justice Rajasinghe that he had filed his client’s bail application at the Nasinu Magistrates Court on November 8 before the case was transferred to the High Court.

He said his client had pressing issues that required a quick hearing of his bail application.

However State lawyer Taitusi Tuenuku requested a further seven days to verify the information disclosed in the accused’s bail application and respond to it accordingly.

Mr Tuenuku added that he had only received the bail application on November 24.

Mr Singh said the State had ample time to verify the information since the application was initially filed in the Magistrates Court.

Mr Singh revealed that the pressing issue was that the accused had two young daughters aged five-years-old and seven-years-old respectively and the accused was their sole carer.

He stated that the accused’s wife had passed away and his children were now in the care of his widowed mother-in-law who is unemployed.

Justice Rajasinghe informed Mr Singh that the State would need time to consider the accused’s bail application as the charge against him was serious.

The accused was further remanded into custody and will appear in the High Court for his bail hearing on December 5.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce



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