HIGH COURT TRANS­FERS CASE TO LAUTOKA

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The case of a Si­ga­toka man fac­ing a mur­der charge, has been trans­ferred from the High Court in Suva to the High Court in Lautoka.

Shilwan Lal ap­peared be­fore Judge Jus­tice Vin­sent Per­era yes­ter­day at the High Court in Suva. He is charged with one count of mur­der.

The al­leged in­ci­dent hap­pened on November 29, 2017, at Bi­lalevu, Si­ga­toka.

State pros­e­cu­tor Eoghan Samisoni from the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions told the court that the pro­posed agreed facts have been served to the de­fence lawyer and the State was seek­ing time to fi­nalise the same.

De­fence lawyer Iqbal Khan had re­quested the court if the mat­ter could be trans­ferred back to the High Court in Lautoka as he had sought the same from the Chief Reg­is­trar.

He also told the court that the Chief Reg­is­trar had given a writ­ten ap­proval on the same.

Mr Samisoni did not ob­ject to the same and told the court that most of the pros­e­cu­tion wit­nesses were from the West­ern Di­vi­sion.

The mat­ter was trans­ferred to the High Court in Lautoka and ad­journed for men­tion on Au­gust 19.

Bail for Lal was fur­ther ex­tended.

Photo: Ashna ku­mar

Shilwan Lal.

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