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Man Awaits April 1st Sentencing

A man charged with committing electoral offences will be sentenced on April 1. Rajnil Pratap Sobha appeared before Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara yesterday for sentencing submissions and mitigation. He was convicted
26 Jan 2019 10:00
Man Awaits April 1st Sentencing

A man charged with committing electoral offences will be sentenced on April 1.

Rajnil Pratap Sobha appeared before Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara yesterday for sentencing submissions and mitigation.

He was convicted earlier after he pleaded guilty to one count each of false declaration on an application for voter registration, false declaration on an application for replacement of electronic voter registration card and applying to be registered as a voter on more than one occasion.

For the count of false declaration on an application for voter registration, it is alleged that Sobha, on or about July 18, 2017, in Ba, knowingly made false declarations on an application to register as a voter form.

For the count of false declaration on an application for replacement of electronic voter registration card, it is alleged that Sobha, on or about June 10, 2017, in Nadi, knowingly made false declarations on an application for replacement of an electronic voter registration card form.

For the count of applying to be registered as a voter on more than one occasion, it is alleged that Sobha, on or about October 31, 2017, in Suva, applied to be registered as a voter under the name of Rajnil Pratap Sobha with voter registration number 026209223601.

During this time he had already been registered as Rajneel Malhotra, with voter registration number 227782100198.

Bail has been extended for Sobha.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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