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5 years for pair

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, March 15, 2014

TWO men who set fire to the Westpac Bank in Labasa have been given jail time after the High Court in Labasa convicted them of arson.

Ravinesh Deo was sentenced to four years and 10 months while Ashneel Kamal was jailed for five years.

In passing sentence, Justice Bandara said both accused climbed to the roof of the bank building, cut the roofing sheets and then set fire to the bank.

"Ravinesh Deo, you mentioned in your caution interview that you were in need of money and thought of robbing the bank," he said.

"You, Mr Kamal, had said in your caution interview that you accompanied Mr Deo to do a 'dangerous job' to get $1000 in return.

"The manager of the bank said in court that the total loss caused to the bank was over $1 million."

He said they had to close the bank for several days.

The two must serve four years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.








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