11 counts of rape against Ma­haraj dropped

Nolle pros­e­qui filed by state lawer

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - JES­SICA GOUNDER Feed­back: jes­sica.gounder@fi­jisun.com.fj Edited by Maraia Vula

Eleven counts of rape against a Navua bus driver and me­chanic were dropped yes­ter­day. This was af­ter a nolle pros­e­qui was filed by State lawyer Kim­berly Semisi from the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Prose­cu­tions. Par­men­dra Ma­haraj, had pleaded not guilty. He ap­peared be­fore Jus­tice Vin­cent Per­era at the High Court in Suva.

It has been al­leged that on var­i­ous oc­ca­sions be­tween May 17 and June 29, Ma­haraj com­mit­ted the of­fences against a 16-year-old school stu­dent.

Par­men­dra Ma­haraj.

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