Court Rejects Request To Vary Karim’s Bail Conditions

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The High Court in Lilongwe has rejected a request to vary the bail conditions of Zameer Karim in his ongoing case relating to the supply of food rations to the Malawi Police Service.

The accused is answering corruption charges relating to the procurement of food rations for the Malawi Police Service.

He has been on bail since 2018. During the hearing of the case, the defence team applied for the court to change bail conditions which they described as oppressive.

They also requested that Karim’s passport be returned for renewal.

The court has since agreed that Karim be given back his passport for renewal and should be returned to ACB once renewed.

On bail conditions, the court determined that the defence did not provide enough reasons to necessitate the requested change and that the conditions are not time-bound, and the application was therefore dismissed.

During the hearing, the State submitted to the court an application for amendment of the charge sheet.

Meanwhile, the court has set 2 August this year as the resumption date for the substantive trial of the case.

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