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Magistrate Questions Kumar’s If He Has Been A St Giles Patient

Kumar is a former High School Computer teacher and known as a Facebook commentator.
29 Nov 2020 09:33
Magistrate Questions Kumar’s If He Has Been A St Giles Patient
Kishore Kumar escorted by Police officers to Court house holding cell on November 27, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili, who was presiding over the case of Kishore Kumar on Friday, asked him if he had ever gone through psychiatric evaluation.

Kumar is charged with six counts of indecently annoying any person and one count of criminal intimidation.

Kumar is a former High School Computer teacher and known as a Facebook commentator.

At the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday, Prosecutor Inspector Jitendra Singh, who objected to bail, made an application for Kumar to be taken for psychiatric evaluation.

However, Kumar’s lawyer, Abhishek Patel from the Legal Aid Commission, told the court that the accused was mentally, physically and psychologically fit to stand in trial.

Kumar also told the court that he understood as to why he was arrested and produced in court.

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili questioned Kumar whether he had ever been a patient of Saint Giles Hospital or sought psychiatric evaluation, Kumar responded stating he did not.

Chief Magistrate Ratuvili ordered Mr Patel to file a formal bail application by close of business on Monday. He also ordered Inspector Singh to respond to the application by close of business on Wednesday.

Kumar’s bail hearing will be held on December 3.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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