Formal request to be sent to ODPP

THE Divisional Prosecution Officer West says he will be writing to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to an alleged sexual assault charge against a Lautoka resident Tariq Bahadur.

DPO assistant superintendent Anil Prasad said the request was being made in light of developments in the case.

“I will be formally writing to the DPP’s office and will ask them for the charges against Mr Bahadur to be withdrawn,” he said.

Mr Bahadur was charged in December last year.