Corruption

Second Indian national charged with conspiracy to defraud

An Indian national has been charged with one count of using forged document and one count of conspiracy to defraud –influencing a public official. Mukesh Shankarsinh Purohit appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili. Charges: Using forged document contrary to Section 157 (1) of the Crimes Decree 2009 Conspiracy to Defraud- Influencing a Public official contrary to […]

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May 20, 2016 3:23 pm

An Indian national has been charged with one count of using forged document and one count of conspiracy to defraud –influencing a public official.

Mukesh Shankarsinh Purohit appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili.

Charges:

  • Using forged document contrary to Section 157 (1) of the Crimes Decree 2009
  • Conspiracy to Defraud- Influencing a Public official contrary to Section 329 of the Crimes Decree 2009

He is alleged to have used a birth certificate knowing that it is false and conspired with another person with the intention of dishonestly influencing Fiji Immigration Officers in their exercise of their duties in the issuance of a passport.

The Court heard that the accused was to be deported tomorrow to India however charges were laid against him.

The State and Defence made their submissions and the state served the disclosures.

The matter has been adjourned to 3rd June 2016 and the accused has been remanded in custody

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