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Order for missing files

Mere Naleba
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

THE human trafficking case involving four Indian nationals was called at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.

Three of the men appeared before Magistrate Janaka Bandara.

Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer Nancy Tikoisuva asked the court to issue an order to allow for the search of the missing files because there was a possibility of the file being stored in the High Court registry.

Rohit Prasad Trivedi, Sridhar Nimmagadda and Satnam Singh are alleged to have been involved in trafficking 11 Indian nationals into the country, promising them work and facilitating their stay.

Lawyers representing the accused informed the court their clients had families back in India and that the matter was first called in 2009.

The court also heard that along with the missing files, the court registry could not locate the passports of the accused men.

Magistrate Bandara informed the counsels he received word from the registry that they had not received the passports of the four accused.

Ms Tikoisuva informed the court the matter was transferred to the High Court where the accused persons' appeals were rejected. The matter has been adjourned to January 21.


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