Fake note sus­pect fur­ther re­manded

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A man charged with coun­ter­feit­ing cur­rency notes ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate Cama Tu­beri at the Labasa Mag­is­trate Court yes­ter­day. Te­faith Hus­sein is charged with six counts of coun­ter­feit­ing cur­rency notes and six counts of ut­ter­ing coun­ter­feit notes.

Hus­sein’s lawyer, Am­rit Sen, re­quested Mag­is­trate Tu­beri to re­lease his client on bail since the amount was small. How­ever, North­ern Di­vi­sional Po­lice Prose­cu­tor In­spec­tor Subra­mani Naidu ob­jected to bail as it was a case of na­tional in­ter­est and said it was an in­dictable of­fence. The court also heard that Hus­sein had two re­lated cases where he was charged with one count each of mak­ing off with­out pay­ment. In­spec­tor Naidu re­quested Mag­is­trate Tu­beri to trans­fer the case to Labasa High Court be­cause of the se­ri­ous na­ture of of­fences com­mit­ted. Mag­is­trate Tu­beri ruled the bail ap­pli­ca­tion to be de­cided at the Labasa High Court while Hus­sein be fur­ther re­manded in Po­lice cus­tody. The case has been ad­journed for men­tion on May 5 at Labasa High Court. Shratika Naidu Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

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