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Appeal against sentence

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, May 10, 2014

A WOMAN sentenced last week by the Magistrates Court in Suva to spend three months of her two year-imprisonment term in jail has filed an appeal in the High Court.

Former principal accounts officer in the Trade Ministry, Amita Devi Singh was sentenced for conversion and producing false documents.

She was told to spend three months in jail while the remaining 18 months was suspended.

In court yesterday, Singh's lawyer Nancy Tikoisuva asked if the court could hasten the proceedings because Singh had started to serve her sentence.

She said if the court delayed matters, her client would have served her jail time.

The High Court gave two weeks for the State to file submissions and a further two for the appellant to respond.

A hearing will take place on June 6 and thereafter Justice Salesi Temo will deliver his judgment.





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