Fiji Time: 3:49 PM on Tuesday 21 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Three months for escapees

Nanise Loanakadavu
Friday, February 01, 2013

THREE of four men who escaped from lawful custody last December will have another three months added to their current jail terms.

Kunal Singh, Bimlesh Dayal and Deshwar Dutt were sentenced by Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman yesterday at the Suva Magistrates Court. A trial date will be set for the fourth accused Viliame Vunisina who pleaded not guilty.

Singh, Dayal and Dutt escaped from the Suva Corrections Centre.

They were charged with one count each of escaping from lawful custody and one of damaging property.

In sentencing the accused men, Magistrate Lakshman said it was important for the trio to note that the community looked down on people like them.

"Do not think you are heroes if you break out from correction centres," Magistrate Lakshman said.

"You genuinely need to reform and change your behaviour and actions or you will continue being on the wrong side of the law."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Public access
  2. Inside Fiji sevens
  3. Forgery suspect still in remand
  4. Accused on the run
  5. Fiji beats Lebanon, players ready to face Murri at home
  6. The murder of the Alankar jeweller
  7. 'Get to know your breasts'
  8. TB cases expected to increase
  9. Marks scaling review
  10. Reflect and re-examine

Top Stories this Week

  1. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  6. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  7. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  8. THE NEW PRICES Wednesday (15 Oct)
  9. Praises for Fiji sevens team after win in Australia Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. 8-room home gutted Friday (17 Oct)