Court grants AG leave for order of committal applications for two cases
October 19, 2018 6:55 pm
The High Court yesterday granted leave to Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to make an application for an Order of Committal against Rajendra Chaudhry of Auckland, New Zealand for contempt of Court.
Between September 3rd and 18th, Chaudhry posted a range of scandalous, defamatory and derogatory comments against the Judiciary and its members on his Facebook page.
In another similar case, the High Court granted leave to the Attorney-General to make an application for an Order of Committal against Anirudh Sharma of Lajonia, Labasa for contempt of Court.
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.
On the 27th of last month, Sharma posted the comments on social media site Facebook alongside a snapshot of a Fiji Sun article titled “Nasinu businessman appears for drug charge in Labasa”.
The Attorney-General will now file the Notices of Motion in the High Court to seek the Orders of Committal in both cases.