Man pleads guilty to offences under the Electoral Act

A MAN charged with offences under the Electoral Act has pleaded guilty before Suva Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara today.

Rajnil Pratap Sobha pleaded guilty to a count each of false declaration on an application for voter registration, false declaration on an application for replacement of electronic voter registration card, and applying to be registered as a voter on more than one occasion.

Sobha admitted he made a false declaration by filling a voter registration form as Rajneel Malhotra with a false date of birth on July 18, 2016, in Ba.

He also admitted that he filled the replacement of electronic voter registration card form with the name Rajneel Mahlotra with a false date of birth on June 10, 2017, in Nadi.

Sobha admitted that he applied to be registered as a voter under the name Rajnil Pratap Sobha while having been registered as Rajneel Rajiv Mahlotra.

The case has been adjourned to October 22 for mitigation and sentencing submissions.

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