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Former SODELPA candidate to appeal his sentencing

August 13, 2019 6:49 am

Social Democratic Liberal Party’s former candidate found guilty of contempt of court says he will appeal his sentence.

Anirudh Sharma was sentenced to three months imprisonment by the Suva High Court yesterday.
Sharma has also been ordered to pay ten thousand dollars within 30 days.

The court heard that on 27th September last year, Sharma posted scandalous, defamatory and derogatory comments against the presiding Magistrate in the criminal proceeding against one Imran Khan, who was charged for one count of unlawful possession of illicit drugs.

Sharma posted comments on social media site Facebook together with a snapshot of a Fiji Sun article titled “Nasinu businessman appears for drug charge in Labasa”.

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Sharma was found guilty on 15th of last month.

He has 30 days to appeal.

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