Sayed-Khaiyum applies for bail variation to travel to Singapore for medical reason

Sayed-Khaiyum applies for bail variation to travel to Singapore for medical reason

By Rashika Kumar
Monday 10/06/2024
Former AG Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Former SOE Mohammed Saneem.

The lawyers of former Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum have applied for bail variation to allow Sayed-Khaiyum to travel to Singapore for medical reason.

In this case, Sayed-Khaiyum and former Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem are charged for the alleged payment of Saneem's taxes without proper approval.

Sayed-Khaiyum’s lawyer, Devanesh Sharma informed the court that Sayed-Khaiyum intends to travel from the 14th of June to the 1st of July.

He says Sayed-Khaiyum, while on bail, has travelled before and has returned to Fiji.

DPP lawyer Nimisha Shankar says the State is seeking 7 days time to file their response.

The matter will be called at 11.30am Monday for a hearing on the bail variation.

Meanwhile, the Office of the DPP has also filed an application to consolidate the charges against the two and has filed the supporting affidavit.

Sharma says they are objecting to this on the possibility of having a cut-throat defence.

This matter will be called on the 16th of July to fix a hearing date.

It is alleged that Sayed-Khaiyum between June 30th and July 12th in 2022, while being the Acting Prime Minister, signed a Deed of Variation and Addendum between the Government and the then Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem.

It is alleged the approval for the government to pay the taxes of Saneem was done without the proper approval of the Constitutional Offices Commission and the President.

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