Market vendor appears on Malicious Act charge
July 11, 2013 1:18 am
A market vendor and a known psychiatric patient at the St.Giles hospital in Suva re-appeared in the Suva Magistrate Court this morning.
Ram Chandra is charged with Malicious Act, after he allegedly made comments about the Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, his administration and the Military Forces, in Suva last month.
His lawyer asked the prosecution this morning to get confirmation and a report from the psychiatric hospital to prove that the accused wasn’t in the right state of mind when the incident happened.
The matter has been adjourned until October 3rd where court will re-examine the accused, as he confessed to the incident with the investigating officer, but pleaded not guilty in court.
The trial will start proper on 11th of October.