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Bobby Maharaj’s case adjourned

February 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Bobby Maharaj [left] with his lawyer Davenesh Sharma

Former Fiji Commerce Commission, chief executive Bobby Maharaj’s trial has been put on hold.

The trial was supposed to start today, however, State has filed a response to defense and made an application to vacate the hearing dates.

The defense lawyer says a Lobendhan test is important to be conducted as the documents which will be used during the trial determines the basis of the case.

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Lobendahn test aims to establish the authenticity of the documents that will be used during the trial.

The Judge will determine whether a Lobendhan test is necessary or not in the next sitting.

Maharaj has been charged with one count of abuse of office.

It is alleged that Maharaj while working at the Fiji Commerce Commission abused his authority and directed an employee to fill in false information without conducting an inspection of a trader.

The matter has been adjourned to February 25th.

Bail has been extended.

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