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Court rejects bail bid

Nanise Loanakadavu
Saturday, February 23, 2013

ONE of three men implicated in the theft of government cheques which belong to the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji was refused bail by the Suva Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Nalin Navneet Singh appeared before Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman charged with theft.

The 25-year old, who allegedly used stolen government cheques to purchase items, has been remanded in custody at the Totogo Police Station for further investigations.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Pauliasi Lutunauga objected to bail on the grounds that the accused had breached his suspended sentence handed to him in 2011 on charges of theft and burglary.

Singh was produced in court yesterday after his arrest on Wednesday afternoon in relation to Biosecurity Authority of Fiji cheques which were stolen on July 19 last year.

More than $17,000 worth of electrical items were allegedly recovered from his house following a police raid.

The case was adjourned to Monday.

Meanwhile, the hunt continues for the remaining two men who were allegedly involved in the theft of the government cheques.

It is alleged that the three bought $71,000 worth of items from the stolen cheques.