17th August 09:44 PM
Arya pleads not guilty to charges of abuse of office and general dishonesty
By Sharon Dipitika and Semi Turaga
Friday 17/02/2017
Former politician and Registrar of the University of Fiji Kamlesh Arya

Former politician and Registrar of the University of Fiji Kamlesh Arya pleaded not guilty to allegations of abuse of office and general dishonesty at the Suva High Court.

It is alleged that Arya whilst being employed in the public service as the Registrar at the University of Fiji, and whilst acting as the School Manager for Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School, did arbitrary acts for gain in abuse of the authority of his office, namely authorized loans amounting to $116,500 from the Free Education Grant provided by the Ministry of Education to Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School.

It is also alleged that Arya dishonestly caused a risk of loss to Bhawani Dayal Memorial School by authorising the Free Education Grants as loans amounting to $116,500, and knowing that the loss will occur or substantial risk of the loss will occur to Bhawani Dayal Memorial School.

The alleged incident occurred in 2014.

The matter will be called on the 29th of March 2017 for mention.

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