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Singh To Re-Appear In January

It is alleged that Singh assaulted his 22-year-old pregnant wife on December 22 in Suva, causing bod­ily harm.
31 Dec 2019 13:31
Singh To Re-Appear In January

Boxer Sebastian Singh, fac­ing assault charges, was remanded in custody by the Magistrate’s Court in Suva yester­day.

Singh appeared before Magistrate Joseph Daurewa charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm.

It is alleged that Singh assaulted his 22-year-old pregnant wife on December 22 in Suva, causing bod­ily harm.

The accused was represented by Avinesh Reddy of Reddy and Na­dan Law, while Police Prosecutor Ghandi Prasad appeared for the state.

Reddy requested for bail on the grounds that Singh had no previ­ous convictions.

However, Magistrate Daurewa de­nied the request based on the pros­ecution’s objections which said Singh’s wife was pregnant at the time of the alleged assault.

The Court also heard that Singh and the complainant have been separated for some time now.

Sebastian Singh outside of the Suva court on December 30, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Sebastian Singh outside of the Suva court on December 30, 2019. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The Magistrate ordered the de­fence counsel to file written sub­missions for bail within seven days, with prosecution given seven days thereafter to issue written re­sponses.

The matter has been adjourned to January 13, 2020 for bail ruling.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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