July 7 set to fix hear­ing dates

Fiji Sun - - NATION - ASHNA KU­MAR Govind Sami. Edited by Ivamere Nataro

Hear­ing dates for Navua busi­ness­man convicted of rape, Govind Sami, was set for July 7.

Sami, 61, ap­peared be­fore Jus­tice Chan­dana Pre­mati­laka in the Court of Ap­peal yes­ter­day.

He was convicted and sen­tenced to nine years im­pris­on­ment, with a non-pa­role pe­riod of eight years by the High Court in Suva on March, 2018.

The court had granted Sami eight grounds of ap­peal to be ar­gued.

Sami’s lawyer De­vanesh Sharma from R Pa­tel Lawyers

told the court that he had re­ceived the judge’s notes and ob­tained the tran­scripts from the court. Mr Sharma was also given time to file a record of the ap­peal for cer­tifi­cate at the Court of Ap­peal reg­istry.

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