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Defence wants list of names

Mere Naleba
Thursday, February 27, 2014

QUEENS Counsel Guy Reynolds from Sydney, Australia who is in the country to represent former prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry, yesterday made submissions before High Court judge Justice Paul Madigan for the names and statements of the nine State witnesses to be provided to the defence.

In his submission the Queen's Counsel requested that along with the statements from the nine witnesses, the defence should be provided with the particulars of each charge.

Mr Reynolds also told the court that the defence was arguing that the appointment of the DPP lawyer who had signed the charge sheet in 2004 was invalid and that the then acting DPP did not have any authority to institute any court proceeding against his client. He further submitted the defence should be provided with the 25 documents the prosecution would be relying on as evidence.

Mr Chaudhry is charged with three counts of breaching the Exchange Control Act.

DPP lawyer Mosese Korovou said he could provide the list containing the names of the State witnesses and that the prosecution had already provided the defence with copies of the statements of the witnesses.

Justice Madigan, however, asked Mr Korovou to supply the defence with statements of the witnesses just in case they had missed out on some statements previously.

Justice Madigan also ordered the two counsels make further written submissions on the substantive matter on Friday.








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