Malawi Police arrest Indian businessman who jumped bail: ‘I will get out by tomorrow’

Malawi Police on Wednesday arrested an Indian businessman Chandrashekar More who jumped bail when he was earlier arrested after Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) accused him of not filing a tax return and then jumped bail.

Indian High Commissioner Kumar Menon: Seeking bail for More

More was arrested at Lilongwe Magistrate Court at around 4: 15pm.

He had gone to court to hear his application to court to explain why he had earlier jumped bail.

More came back in the country in March to sort his issues but with Indian High Commission pushing through to ensure he gets cleared and setting meetings with authorities for his immunity.

However, he has not been reporting to police every Monday as one of the conditions for his bail.

MRA applied to court to have his bail revoked and court granted.

When More returned to attend court and appeared before Lilongwe Magistrate on Wednesday, his lawyer Justin Dzonzi who was standing in for   India-based lawyer, Neelkanth Aher, accused the Magistrate for revoking More’s bail and issuing a warrant of arrest.

Dzonzi charged at the Magistrate and as tempers flared, the court was adjourned.

Order could not be restored in the proceeding of the matter forcing the Magistrate to suspend the hearing of the matter to another day.

After adjournment, Police moved in to execute a warrant of arrest on More triggered more chaos as he shouted in defiance.

“What the f**k are you doing?” More charged at the police officers.

“Don’t handcuff me … leave me alone you plebians,” the Indian businessman further charged at the police officers.

“F****n you will be ashamed I will be out tomorrow,” he challenged.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed the arrest of More.

He said jumping bail is an offence and that the court has ordered his arrest.

“Police have just executed the warrant of arrest as ordered by the court,” he said.

Tax enforcers said More is accused of jumping bail when he fled the country. He was accused of failure to submit tax returns which consequently led to evading tax when he jumped bail.

The Indian High Comission in Lilongwe has been meddling in the case of Moore who went with his family to India after being granted bail on tax crimes of about K8 million.

The Indian diplomats have had meetings with MRA director Felix Tambulasi and Mercy Chalunda the head of internal matters in the tax body to discuss with the authorities towards closure of the court case that has been lodged against him.

But MRA presented an assessed taxes for him to pay and gave him two weeks to respond.

He went to court with his lawyer to apply to clear his name why he jumped his bail. Court set Wednesday for interparte hearing.

Meanwhile, Indian High Commission was seeking for More’s release on  another bail.

The Indian High Commission opts for withdraw of the case.

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Mbongire
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It’s always a problem when people are told lies – a bunch pass comments basing on lies More’s issue is not clear and very much twisted The truth of the matter is that some Mwenenye (OIL 1) with a big fat wallet is fighting Mr More Using government arms. Ma bwana have pocketed and ena reporting za bodza pa nyasatimes hence all these comments !! A Malawi fighting battles zisazidziwa; A Norman ku area 30 kikikii osagona coz OIL 1 wawapadza bans to arrest Mr More!!! Shame on you!!! What is being reported is not the truth but rather exaggerated… Read more »
benjones
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The whole conclusion is Malawian has to start to respect its fellow Malawian and stop getting bribes from these so called Asians. That is if you really want a change. Our president and all politicians stop boot leaking these foreigners, they do not come here to invest to benefit us but easy money siphoning country where government is sleeping dead.

smoko
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Nchifukwa chake ndinachokako ku Nyasalandiko..

Buluzi wa ma Eazyyyy
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uyu ofunika kulowetsa mavu ndi njuchi mu cell mwake…a real nkholokolo iyi ifakeni makofi

winston msowoya
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It is not astonishing to observe Mr.Chandrashekar’s obnoxious behaviour towards government’s legal authorities in the sense that,our leaders have been tamed financially by AMWENYES.These rats have been given unprecedented powers by our government leaders hence,unwarranted misconduct within their minority societies in our country.Really,the recent fuckup by Chandrashekar,not only frustrated Malawians,but also outside nations who doubt about our sovereignty.The extent to which these rats have reached in undermining our country’s national identity,is both shameful and undermining our respects in the eyes of the world.These rats mistreat their African workers worse than former South African boers and yet,the government turns a blind-eye… Read more »
Zachamba yet
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Aaaaaaaa Malawi nde amayipezerera. Immigration tapitani mukawone kunyumba k adabwera liti and how? If he doesn’t have propper papers deport him….hes not paying tax ku derera kuti atuluka mawa? Koma Immigration ya malawi Tulo kwambiri…. raise from these people…… akick them to their home countries

winston msowoya
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Indians have become big headed just because they have put our so-called leaders into their hands financially.SHAME AND UNPATRIOTIC!!!! Malawi has clearly become a Punjab of India in Africa,these rats can do anyting they want in our country while Northerners are treated like outlandish in their own country of ancestry.Indians have accumulated billions of KWACHA in our country,while our people are languishing in deadly poverty.In fact,they run the country economically,the outbursts of an Indian rogue businessman Chandrashekar proves my narration beyond doubts.Malawians,wakeup don’t you feel ashamed to be controlled by AMWENYE over your own finances? Yes, Hastings Banda was controlled… Read more »
vavlov
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It always amazes me how docile Malawians are to Indians and whites. They can be abused, and they just smile. Honestly the Indian is a criminal. if he insults officials, why not beat him thoroughly to set an example to others not to do the same?

chimwene
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If indeed this Indian is that rude and cannot respect Malawians, the best is to have him deported to his mwenye land.

be humane
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Mr. Dzonzi, as Chairperson of the Malawi Human Rights Commission you are in the fore front defending people who are evading taxes? Serious? and then when your MHRC get little money from government uzilira apa kuti kwiyo kwiyo kwiyo and accuse government when yourself is not interested in helping the government get more taxes? So sad you are not worthy to be MHRC chairperson

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