FICAC given 7 days to respond to Ganesh Chand’s strike out application


Ganesh-Chand-680x365High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Humza has given FICAC seven days to respond to the “strike out” application in the case of former Vice-Chancellor of Fiji National University, Dr. Ganesh Chand.

The matter was also listed to check on the substantive matter.

FICAC had requested Court  for further time to file response submissions to the “Strike Out” application, and also informed Court that it would be filing an affidavit in opposition to the application.

The court has given prosecution one week to file accordingly.

For the substantive matter, Prosecution informed Court that it will liaise with Defense Counsel in providing Defense with further particulars of the case disclosures before the Hearing which has been set from
16-27 July 2018.

The matter has been adjourned to the 5th of February.

Chand has been charged by FICAC with one count of abuse of office after he allegedly abused his authority by approving the payments for overseas medical treatment for the then Minister of Education and Chairman of the Fiji National University Council, Filipe Bole without the approval of the FNU Council.

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