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Malani’s Leave To Appeal Against CJ’s Decision Fixed For Hearing

Malani had alleged that the Attorney-General was involved in a 1987 bombing that injured her and her mother. She was 14-years-old at the time.
03 Dec 2021 11:26
Malani’s Leave To Appeal Against CJ’s Decision Fixed For Hearing
Veronica Malani (fourth from left)outside the High Court in Suva on November 30, 2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Veronica Malani’s leave to appeal case against Chief Justice Kamal Kumar’s decision to strike out and dismiss her case has been set for hearing in January 2022.

Malani’s leave for a Judicial Review application against the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions dated January 7, 2021, was struck out and dismissed by the High Court.

The leave to apply for a judicial review application was filed by Malani against the Director of Public Prosecution’s (DPP) decision that there was insufficient credible and reliable evidence to support the criminal charges laid against the Attorney-General.

Malani had alleged that the Attorney-General was involved in a 1987 bombing that injured her and her mother. She was 14-years-old at the time.

Her lawyer Simione Valenitabua filed a leave to appeal against Chief Justice Kumar’s decision.

Chief Justice Kumar had also ordered Malani to pay the DPP cost of the proceedings assessed in the sum of $5000 within 21 days from the date of the ruling (September 10, 2021).

The grounds of appeal are that the learned Judge erred in law and in fact when dismissing and striking out Malani’s application for leave to apply for Judicial Review of the DPP’s decision dated January 7, 2021.

The matter is fixed for hearing on January 25, 2022.

Feedbackashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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