Crime & Court

Civil High Court To Deliver Ruling On Ravindra-Singh’s Failure To Pay Defamation $120,000

This is after he failed to pay $120,000 to the Prime Voreqe Bainimarama and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for his defamatory claims on social media.
17 Mar 2021 10:16
Civil High Court To Deliver Ruling On Ravindra-Singh’s Failure To Pay Defamation $120,000
Aman Ravindra-Singh outside the Civil High Court on March 16, 2021. Photos: Ashna Kumar

The Civil High Court will make its ruling on April 1 regarding the preliminary objections raised by former Fiji Labour Party candidate Aman Ravindra-Singh yesterday.

This is after he failed to pay $120,000 to the Prime Voreqe Bainimarama and the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for his defamatory claims on social media.

He was also to pay an interest of six per cent on the compensation sum from March 7, 2018, to the date of the judgment.

Ravindra-Singh was to have paid within 30 days from the date of judgment (July, 2020). He was also ordered to make a public apology in the newspapers.

Additionally, he was to pay $8000 in court costs.

In the committal proceedings, Ravindra-Singh, out-lined a number of objections including that he was not served with the documents.

Representing Mr Bainimarama and Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, Devanesh Sharma and Gul Fatima argued that Ravindra-Singh should have filed a proper application raising his objections.

Mr Sharma said the grounds raised by Ravindra-Singh could not be held for merit. ASHNA KUMAR

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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