Plea deferred for duo on fraud charges

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ASHNA KU­MAR Edited by Percy Kean

Two men fac­ing al­leged fraud charges will take their plea next week.

Ra­jat Ma­haraj and Biren Lal ap­peared be­fore Judge Jus­tice Vin­sent Per­era at the High Court in Suva yes­ter­day.

Ma­haraj is fac­ing 14 counts of money laun­der­ing and his coac­cused Lal is fac­ing 26 counts of fraud­u­lent fal­si­fi­ca­tion of ac­count

in­volv­ing $647,000.76. Ma­haraj was rep­re­sented by lawyer Ti­rath Sharma and Lal was rep­re­sented by lawyer Jiten Reddy.

Prose­cu­tor from the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Public Prose­cu­tions Mez­abeen Khan told the court that all the dis­clo­sures in the mat­ter were filed and served and the mat­ter was listed for plea. Jus­tice Per­era ad­journed the mat­ter to September 3 for plea to be taken be­fore the presiding judge for the mat­ter, Jus­tice Thushara Ra­jas­inghe.

Bail for Ma­haraj and

Lal was fur­ther ex­tended.

Photo: Ashna Ku­mar

From left, Biren Lal and Ra­jat Ma­haraj out­side the High Court in Suva.

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