Lakena bus accident: Bus driver remanded

Shalen Jattan outside the Nausori Magistrates court after a special court sitting on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE driver of a bus that overturned at Lakena No.2, outside Nausori this week, claiming two lives, has been remanded in custody by the Nausori Magistrates Court.

Shalen Jattan was produced before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne, charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and one count of dangerous driving.

The Prosecution today objected to bail citing that there was tension in the community.

The defence denied this, with defence lawyer Shomal Kant saying there was nothing to threatened the accused person’s safety.

Mr Jattan has been remanded and will reappear in court on Monday for his bail hearing.


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