Ad­min­is­tra­tion Is­sue De­fers No Case To An­swer Rul­ing For Buli­tavu, Karunaratne

Fiji Sun - - Nation - JES­SICA SAVIKE Edited by Naisa Koroi jes­sica.gounder@fi­

Op­po­si­tion Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment Mos­ese Buli­tavu, and busi­ness­man Ja­gath Karunaratne, had their rul­ing on the no case ap­pli­ca­tion to an­swer de­ferred. Mag­is­trate Deepika Prakash had de­ferred the rul­ing due to ad­min­is­tra­tive is­sues.

Two months ago, de­fence lawyers Bar­bara Mal­i­mali, and Aman Ravin­dra-Singh had filed a no case to an­swer ap­pli­ca­tion. Mag­is­trate Prakash fur­ther told the State and de­fence lawyers that her per­sonal as­sis­tant had been away for two days hence the rul­ing was not typed. Karunaratne and Buli­tavu are charged with spread­ing sedi­tious com­ments in pub­lic in 2011.

It is al­leged that they had a hand in the spray paint­ing or graf­fiti of sedi­tious com­ments on the bill­boards, buses and re­tain­ing walls from Suva to Nau­sori in 2011.

The mat­ter has been ad­journed to Oc­to­ber 2, for rul­ing.

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