A 37-year-old businessman from Nasinu was produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman.

Shiu Chand appeared before Nasinu Magistrate Charles Ratakele and is facing rape and assault charges.

37 year old Shiu Chand appeared in court today. He is charged with 1 count of causing actual bodily hard, 1 count of sexual assault and 3 counts of rape.

It is alleged the suspect committed the offence in Nasinu , last Friday.

Magistare Charles Ratakele said this was an indictable matter.

During his bail application Chand’s lawyer told the court that his client was willing to appear in court for every sitting, he has agreed not to interfere with the prosecution witness, he will report to the police station on the conditions of the court and also surrender his passport.

He said that Chand was willing to abide by strict bail conditions.

Meanwhile police prosecutor constable Krishan Keshwan has objected to bail stating the accused – Chand has pending matters in court and the mentioned the seriousness of the matter.

He said with this case at hand the accused is breaching his bail conditions by offending with a more serious matter and suggested the accused be remanded in custody.

Magistrate Ratakele has adjourned the case to next Wednesday for bail hearing while the accused has been remanded in custody.

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