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Alleged Robbers Denied Bail

The three were alleged to have robbed the employee of Yees Cold Storage, who is in her 60s, and stole cash and cheques worth $80,060.45.
27 Feb 2019 10:00
Alleged Robbers Denied Bail
Anusheel Asnal Chand (left), and Devneel Dhiraj Ram outside the Nadi Magistrates Court on February 26, 2019. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Three men who allegedly robbed a woman outside the ANZ Bank at the Namaka Branch in Nadi last week were denied bail by the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday.

Sunit Venkat Ram, 36 of Saru Back Road in Lautoka, Anusheel Asnal Chand, 20 of Chandmari Street in Lautoka and Devneel Dhiraj Ram, 25 also of Saru Back Road in Lautoka appeared before Magistrate Kannan Nirusha.

They are charged with one count of aggravated robbery. The incident allegedly happened on February 20.

The three were alleged to have robbed the employee of Yees Cold Storage, who is in her 60s, and stole cash and cheques worth $80,060.45. Their lawyer told the court that the men were first offenders.

Sunit Venkat Ram at the Nadi Magistrates Court on February 26, 2019.  Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Sunit Venkat Ram at the Nadi Magistrates Court on February 26, 2019. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Police prosecutor Inspector Parmesh Chand objected to bail, saying that it was in the interest of the public.

Inspector Chand told the court that the offence was well planned.

Magistrate Nirusha denied bail for all accused, stating that it was an indictable offence.

The case has been shifted to the High Court in Lautoka for March 6.

They will reappear with the fourth accused, Akshay Naw- al Raju, who had appeared in court on Monday.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra



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