MP Sharma bailed over alleged domestic violence
June 2, 2020 12:40 pm
Fiji First Member of Parliament Rohit Ritesh Sharma.
The 41-year old Government Member of Parliament who is allegedly involved in a case of domestic violence has been granted bail.
Rohit Ritesh Sharma was produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court this morning.
Sharma is charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm.
It is alleged that he assaulted his wife on Sunday at their home in Davuilevu Housing.
Bail has been set at $1,000 with two sureties at $500 each.
The charge was read to Sharma and understood by the offender.
The Magistrates has issued an interim restraining order whereby Sharma is ordered not to re-commit the same offense.
The MP has also been ordered to surrender his traveling documents and not to interfere with the prosecution witnesses.
The Magistrates also told Sharma’s lawyer she doesn’t want to know what Sharma does for a living.
This was after the defense requested to change the day at which Sharma has to report to police in a week.
The Magistrate reconsiders the request as Sharma has to attend meetings for MP’s on Saturday’s.
Sharma will now report to the Nakasi Police Station every Sunday.
The prosecution did not object to bail.
The court heard that the complainant who is the 35-year old wife wishes to remain in contact with the accused.
Defense lawyer Jiten Reddy revealed to FBC News that Sharma’s wife had applied to withdraw the case but this not accepted by police.
Reddy says they will now make a representation to the Director of Public Prosecution’s Office in view of the complainant’s intention to drop the case.
The next hearing date will be on the 13th of October, 2020.