JUDGE GRANTS TIME FOR DE­FENCE TO FILE VOIR DIRE IN MUR­DER CASE

Fiji Sun - - NATION - SALOTE QALUBAU Edited by Ranoba Baoa

The High Court in Lau­toka has granted lawyer Anishni Chand to file voir dire grounds for her client, Mo­hammed Aiyaz Ahmed who is charged with mur­der.

The mat­ter was called be­fore Jus­tice Chamath Mo­rais yes­ter­day and the state was rep­re­sented by Ra­jsh­neel Chand.

Ahmed is al­leged to have mur­dered 32-year-old Shabina Nisha. She was found cov­ered in blood at her Drasa home in Lau­toka last year by a neigh­bour.

The court heard that the state was yet to sub­mit the post-mortem re­port to the de­fence lawyer.

Mr Chand said the state had filed two sets of dis­clo­sures and that the post-mortem re­port was in­cluded in one of the dis­clo­sures. How­ever, he was yet to serve them to the de­fence lawyer.

The court heard that the state had also re­ceived the ac­cused’s bail ap­pli­ca­tion and sought time to re­spond.

Jus­tice Mo­rais ad­journed the case to July 30 for men­tion.

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