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Man in court for text crime

Shalveen Chand
Friday, March 21, 2014

SENDING annoying text messages to FBC Radio's texting platform landed a 53-year-old man in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday.

Dhirendra Deo Sharma was charged with 86 counts of indecently annoying a person.

Mr Sharma was released on bail and warned not to interfere with prosecution witnesses, not to re-offend and to surrender his travel documents.

He was ordered to report to the Nasinu Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 8am and 6pm.

Mr Sharma informed the court he would be seeking legal assistance and his plea was deferred.

Meanwhile in a statement issued yesterday by the police, members of the public were warned that abusive and text messages which offend the liberty of a person was a crime.

The police said an investigation into the above matter was carried out by the Cyber Crime Unit.





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