Con­sta­ble Ac­cused of Bribery On Bail

Fiji Sun - - Nation - FONUA TALEI Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika Feed­back: fonua.talei@fi­jisun.com.fj

A-Po­lice con­sta­ble charged with one count of bribery was re­leased on bail by the Navua Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day.

Con­sta­ble Ro­hit Ritesh Chand ap­peared with­out a lawyer in­di­cated to the court that he un­der­stood the charge against him.

It is al­leged that on Tues­day Septem­ber 12 at Navua be­ing em­ployed as a Po­lice Con­sta­ble of the Fiji Po­lice Force, with­out law­ful author­ity or rea­son­able ex­cuse, Chand ac­cepted an ad­van­tage of $100 in Aus­tralian cur­rency from a Ra­j­nesh Naidu on ac­count of ab­stain­ing from per­form­ing an act in his ca­pac­ity as a pub­lic ser­vant. Mag­is­trate Thushara Then­nakoon then ques­tioned the Fiji In­de­pen­dent Com­mis­sion Against Cor­rup­tion prose­cu­tor, San­jana Datt, if the of­fence was in­dictable and she re­sponded that it was, but they had no ob­jec­tions to bail. Mag­is­trate Then­nakoon then re­leased Chand on $1000 bail with a surety and or­dered him to re­port to the Navua Po­lice Station be­tween 6am and 6pm every Fri­day. He was also or­dered to sur­ren­der all his travel doc­u­ments and ad­vised not to of­fend or in­ter­fere with pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses. Ms Datt also sug­gested that a stop de­par­ture or­der be im­posed against Chand.

The case has been ad­journed to Septem­ber 29, for his plea to be taken.

Photo: Fonua Talei

Navua Po­lice of­fi­cer Ro­hit Chand ap­peared in the Navua court yes­ter­day to an­swer to bribery charges.

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