25th February 08:56 PM
Man has sentence set aside after Judge finds incomplete summary of facts
By Semi Turaga
Monday 10/02/2020

High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe has quashed the conviction and set aside the sentence of Semisi Bainivalu who was sentenced to 3 years in April last year after being convicted of one count of grievous harm by the Nausori Magistrates Court.

Justice Rajasinghe has also ordered a re-trial before another Magistrate.

In his judgment, Justice Rajasinghe said the summary of facts has not established that Bainivalu caused any grievous harm to the complainant.

Justice Rajasinghe said as a consequence of this incomplete summary of facts, the conviction entered by Magistrate against Bainivalu is wrong in law.

 

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