Crime & Court

Former Fijian Holdings Boss Fareed Faces Three Counts, Granted Bail

His two sureties, Anil Senewiratne from Courts (Fiji) Limited and Vijen Kumar from Fijian Broadcasting Corporation, were ordered to sign surety bail bonds of $1000 each.
30 Jan 2020 10:37
Former Fijian Holdings Boss Fareed Faces Three Counts, Granted Bail
Former Fijian Holdings Limited chief executive officer, Mohammed Nouzab Fareed, widely known as Nouzab Fareed (front, right) outside the Magistrates Court in Suva on January 29, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Former Fijian Holdings Limited chief executive officer, Mohammed Nouzab Fareed, widely known as Nouzab Fareed, has been granted bail by the Magistrates Court in Suva.

Fareed is charged with three counts of indecent assault.

He appeared before the Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili.

The first two counts of indecent assault, is in relation to the first complainant who alleged Fareed committed the offence on two separate occasions in the months of June and September 2019.

The third count is in relation to the second complainant who alleged Fareed committed the offence in May 2019.

Fareed was represented by Suva lawyers Ritesh Singh and Hemendra Nagin from Sherani and Co.

Prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kimberly Semisi, served the defence counsels with first phase of disclosures.

She did not object to Fareed’s bail. However she requested for strict bail conditions and for the accused to surrender his travel documents.

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili granted bail to Fareed on a personal bail bond of $1000.

His two sureties, Anil Senewiratne from Courts (Fiji) Limited and Vijen Kumar from Fijian Broadcasting Corporation, were ordered to sign surety bail bonds of $1000 each.

Fareed was ordered to surrender all his travel documents and report to the Samabula Police Station every Saturday between 8am and 6pm.

He was told not to change his residential address.

A stop departure order was also issued on Fareed and an order was made to notify the Immigration Department.

The matter has been adjourned for plea to February 25.

Edited by Percy Kean

Former Fijian Holdings Limited chief executive officer, Mohammed Nouzab Fareed, widely known as Nouzab Fareed (front, right) outside the Magistrates Court in Suva on January 29, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

 

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