Guilty of ten counts of money laundering, Naseerah Bibi Vavra will not go to jail. Known as “The Queen of Plaine Verte”, she has been sentenced by the Intermediate court only to a fine of Rs 920,000.
Mrs Vavra had been arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for charges of money laundering. The Commission inquired about her wealth, which according to them, was unexplained and linked to illegal activities. Their intervention was after her purchase of a Mercedes Benz car through leasing after several hefty deposits in her bank account.
After the verdict of a non-custodial sentence, Mrs Vavra shared about her relief as she feared being sent to jail.
Her lawyer, Mr Siddartha Hawoldar, praised the human touch of the verdict. Indeed, his client, Mrs. Vavra will not be put behind bars despite being found guilty.