Fiji Time: 6:14 PM on Monday 30 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Final delay

Shalveen Chand
Friday, May 23, 2014

A FORMER employee of the Office of the Prime Minister was granted one more month before his case goes to trial.

Rudra Maharaj is charged with bribery related offences.

The High Court in Suva was told he had engaged a new lawyer.

It is alleged that being the information officer at the Strategic Framework for Change and Co-ordination at the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr Maharaj accepted an advantage of $2000 cash and two cheques amounting to $10,000 as a reward from Avin Prakash on account of using influence in procuring a tender.

In court yesterday, defence counsel Akuila Naco told Justice Janaka Bandara he had started discussions with his client and needed more time.

Mr Naco said on the last occasion, lawyer Iqbal Khan was on record and the disclosures were yet to be received.

Justice Bandara said Mr Maharaj's case was last called in January and since then, he has had four months to look for a lawyer.

Mr Maharaj was told this should be the final delay before the trial as his bail was extended.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62770.6087
JPY 58.245555.2455
GBP 0.31180.3038
EUR 0.44300.4310
NZD 0.72440.6914
AUD 0.65530.6303
USD 0.47160.4546



Exchange Rate updated on 30th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bomb threat
  2. Students drown, three dead over the weekend
  3. Police chief refutes report
  4. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21
  5. Fury takes over titles
  6. Expect changes next year, says Kumar
  7. Event a success
  8. Hazelman makes top 16 in dance and costume
  9. Police upgrade stations to improve operations
  10. Fiji joins world leaders in Paris

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  6. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  7. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Father of two sent to prison Wednesday (25 Nov)
  10. Prasad, Reddy at odds Tuesday (24 Nov)