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Boxer Singh Granted $2000 Bail

It is alleged that Singh assaulted his 22-year-old pregnant wife on December 22 last year in Suva, causing her bodily harm.
14 Jan 2020 11:41
Boxer Singh Granted $2000 Bail
Boxer Sebastian Singh (right) outside the Magistrate’s Court in Suva on January 13, 2020. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Boxer Sebastian Singh, facing an assault charge, was granted $2000 bail and banned from leaving the country by the Magistrate’s Court in Suva yesterday.

Singh appeared before Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara, charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.

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

The Suva boxer was represented by lawyer Avinesh Reddy of Reddy and Nadan Law, while Police Prosecutor Corporal Luke Qerewaqa appeared for the Prosecution.

Reddy applied for bail on the grounds that Singh was willing to surrender his passport and had two suitable sureties to ensure he abided by the bail conditions.

He also highlighted that Singh and the complainant were married, but were separated and living separately for some time.

Reddy also told the court that the alleged incident took place in Suva and not near either party’s residence.

Constable Qerewaqa did not object to bail given the strict conditions, suitable sureties and the fact that Singh had to stay separate from the complainant.

Magistrate Wickramasekara granted bail to Singh on a personal bond of $2000 , while the two sureties signed bail bonds of $2000 each.

Singh was ordered not to re-offend, not to interfere with any of the prosecution’s witnesses and to stay 100 metres away from the complainant.

Magistrate Wickramasekara also issued an interim domestic violence restraining order on Singh, under Section 27 of the Domestic Violence Act with non-contact and non-molestation orders.

Singh was also ordered not to leave Viti Levu and surrender his passport to the Court’s registry.

Wickramasekara also issued a stop departure order on Singh and made an order for the Department of Immigration to be notified on the same.

The matter has been adjourned for plea on February 25.

Edited by Sheldon Chanel

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