|Turning a blind eye: Christopher Pryde|
As expected, Parveen Bala will get away with causing the death of a Lautoka man with Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions formally deciding not to appeal a Magistrate's decision to acquit him.
says his office has reviewed Rangajeeva Wimalasena's ruling and accepts the decision to acquit Bala.
Bala, who is now Local Government and Infrastructure Minister, was accused of killing pedestrian Puna Chand in 2013 as a result of driving dangerously.
He was charged but Fiji police failed to present evidence to satisfy Wimalasena.
Bala's freedom was tipped last month when the Lautoka Magistrates Court handed down a ruling acquitting of the charge.
there 'are areas of disagreement' with the ruling but the DPP's Office accepts the central premise that the State failed to prove the manner of driving was dangerous in the circumstances.