The Suva Magistrates Court last week denied bail to an employee of the Prime Minister's Office.
Rudra Maharaj is charged with one count of bribery and appeared before Magistrate Janaka Bandara. The court heard that on September 24, 2012, Mr Maharaj, without lawful authority to or reasonable excuses, allegedly accepted an advantage of $2000 cash and two cheques amounting to a total of $10,000.
It is further alleged that it was a reward from Avin Prakash on account of using influence in procuring the contract pertaining to tender number WSC117-182/2012.
The case has been adjourned to October 12 and Mr Maharaj will remain in FICAC's custody for further investigation.