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Bail granted for FRCS staff charged with abuse of office

October 25, 2018 4:45 am

Bail has been granted to 44-year-old Shameem Khan who is charged with one count of abuse of office and one count of general dishonesty causing a loss.

Shameem Khan who was a Chief Ethical Standard Unit Officer and Director Intelligence, Compliance and Investigations at the Revenue and Customs Services appeared before Magistrate Deepika Prakash today.

It’s alleged that between January 1st 2016 and May 5th last year in Suva, Khan prepared an investigation report with false contents and prevented the Revenue and Customs from obtaining revenue in the sum of four million, one hundred and eighteen thousand, nine hundred and ninety four dollars and eight cents ($4,118,994.08FJD).

It’s also alleged that he dishonestly caused a loss or dishonestly caused a risk of loss to FRCS in the sum of four million, one hundred and eighteen thousand, and nine hundred and ninety four dollars and eight cents.

FICAC did not object to the bail application filed by the defense but asked for strict bail conditions.

The Defense presented two sureties however, one surety was rejected as the accused was a businessman from whom Khan used to purchase some products from.

The Defense has been directed to get another surety before November 22nd.

Khan has been released on a $2000 personal bail bond with one surety.

He has been ordered to submit his passport to the court registry, told not to change his residential address and not to re-offend.

The case has been adjourned to November 22nd for submission of second phase of disclosures.