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In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 & in the matter of an application for bail by Rajasekar, Ramanan [2020] VSC 774

CRIMINAL LAW
Supreme Court of Victoria
Division: 
Criminal Division
Judge(s): 
Tinney J
Parties: 

In the matter of the Bail Act 1977 & in the matter of an application for bail by Rajasekar, Ramanan

Judgment Date: 
18 November 2020
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CRIMINAL LAW - Bail - 37 year old man of Sri Lankan/Tamil origin with alcohol problem - Some prior convictions including breaches of bail and community correction orders - Arson endangering life - Applicant allegedly set fire to house after disagreement with co-tenants about money - Threats allegedly made in past to set fire to house - Specific threats attributed to applicant shortly before fire - Admission allegedly made afterwards - On community correction order at time of alleged offending - Seriousness of offending - Strength of prosecution case - Delay - COVID-19 considerations - Vulnerable state of applicant in custody - Availability of CISP support - Compelling reason not made out - Unacceptable risk in any event - Bail refused - Bail Act 1977 ss 1B, 3AAA, 4, 4AA, 4C, 4D, 4E.

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