Judiciary

37-yr-old charged with rape appears in court

A 37-year-old mechanic of Nakaulevu in Navua charged with 11 counts of ‘Rape’ appeared Suva High Court yesterday. Parmendra Maharaj appeared before Justice Vincent Perera . The court heard that the matter was for first call and that the Maharaj allegedly  raped a 16-year-old student on various occasions between May and June 2016. The state prosecutor sought 21 […]

Salote Qalubau

July 15, 2016 7:12 am

A 37-year-old mechanic of Nakaulevu in Navua charged with 11 counts of ‘Rape’ appeared Suva High Court yesterday.

Parmendra Maharaj appeared before Justice Vincent Perera .

The court heard that the matter was for first call and that the Maharaj allegedly  raped a 16-year-old student on various occasions between May and June 2016.

The state prosecutor sought 21 days to file the information and disclosures while the defense prosecutor was  informed to file a motion and affidavit for bail.

Justice Perera adjourned the case to the 21st of July 2016 for the State to respond to the bail application and ordered that both counsels submit  information and disclosures before the 4th of August

The accused has been further remanded in custody.

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