Court discharges Goundar’s case
Gounder Shipping Managing Director Subramani (George) Gounder outside court yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.
BY TALEBULA KATE
A prominent owner of a shipping company was yesterday discharged by the Suva Magistrates Court over an assault matter. The court was told that 51-year-old Subramani Goundar, also known as George Goundar, of Goundar Shipping had reconciled with the complainant. He was discharged by Magistrates Sufia Hamza for the charge of assault causing actual bodily harm under section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Decree. Goundar had allegedly assaulted a Saila Natobe in July 25, 2013 at Port Mua-i-Walu. The complainant who is an employee of the Public Works Department had brought a government vehicle from Koro Island to Suva. When they reached Suva and as they were taking out the vehicle, the accused approached the complainant and told him that the fare was not cleared. A commotion developed resulting in the accused allegedly throwing a punch at the complainant. Goundar was cleared by the court to travel to Canada on Monday next week after he said that he had reconciled with the complainant. The complainant had verified the reconciliation that happened at the Central Police Station at Totogo