Bail application for Labasa four postponed
23 June, 2022, 2:57 pm
The bail application for the four allegedly involved in an accident that led to the death of 49-year-old Labasa resident has been postponed to next week.
The four – Amrit Sen, Shumedha Chand, Mustaqir Saif Khaiyum and Joji Bale appeared separately before High Court judge Justice Aruna Aluthge.
Their lawyer Abhya Singh told the Court that he applied for an early bail for Mr Sen based on medical grounds.
He added that having the court hearing of bail application on June 30 as decided by the Labasa Magistrates Court last week was too long.
Mr Sen has been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder, one count of conspiracy, seven counts of acts intended to cause grievous harm, two counts of criminal intimidation, one count of assault causing actual bodily harm, and one count of damaging property.
For the remaining three, Ms Chandra has been charged with act with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, while Mr Khaiyum and Mr Bale have been charged with conspiracy.
However, Director of Public Prosecutor lawyer Michelle Lomaloma told the Court that the offences were serious and the case was of public interest.
She asked for time to respond to the bail application.
Justice Aluthge granted more time and has adjourned the case to June 28.