Father-son duo’s murder case transferred to High Court

Father and son duo Ajay and Ashneel Kumar being escorted by police officers at the Lautoka Magistrates Court earlier today. Picture: REPEKA NASIKO

The case of father and son pair of Ajay and Ashneel Kumar who are alleged to have been involved in the murder of Saleshni Devi has been transferred to the High Court in Lautoka.

Appearing this afternoon before Magistrate Sekonaia Vodokisolomone, the duo are jointly charged with one count of murder.

In court, Magistrate Vodokisolomone ruled that the case was an indictable offence and that the matter would be heard in the High Court.

He further remanded the pair for 14 days and adjourned the matter to October 27.

The father and son are expected to file an application for bail through defence lawyer Iqbal Khan later this week.

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