THE Suva Magistrates Court has rejected the bail application of a man who wanted to attend his daughter's engagement celebration after inconsistencies surfaced between his wife's claims about the date and his daughter's fiancé's knowledge of it.
Dhirendra Prasad wanted to attend his daughter's engagement celebration and his daughter and her fiancé were in court to testify on the date of their engagement celebration.
However, when Mr Prasad's daughter's fiancé was questioned about the date of the engagement celebration, he could not corroborate the date given by Mr Prasad's wife.
Magistrate Janaka Bandara, in rejecting Mr Prasad's bail conditions, said the response from Mr Prasad's daughter's fiancé was not good and that there was no substantial evidence to attest to the date of the engagement celebration.
Magistrate Bandara said Mr Prasad's wife had provided wrong facts in a sworn affidavit while Mr Prasad's daughter's fiancé seemed to have changed his mind or was unsure about the date.
He said Mr Prasad's family were unable to produce invitations to the engagement but Mr Prasad's lawyer replied some engagement celebrations were private affairs.
The prosecution objected to bail and Magistrate Bandara said he could not see any reason to grant bail. He ordered Mr Prasad to make another application which he will hear on July 11.
An emotional Mr Prasad could be seen being comforted by his daughter and other family members after his bail application was rejected.