Liquor shop murder: Neighbours march

GUNPOINT: The three robbers caught in action at the Manurewa liquor store by closed circuit television.
GUNPOINT: The three robbers caught in action at the Manurewa liquor store by closed circuit television.

More than 1000 neighbours and residents of Randwick Park, where liquor shop owner Navtej Singh was murdered in a robbery, tonight marched around the suburb's streets.

Seven men have appeared in court over the past two days on charges relating to the killing of Mr Singh, who was fatally shot in his South Auckland liquor shop on Saturday night.

Manukau City Councillor for Manurewa Daniel Newman said the community was home to thousands of decent, law-abiding people who were proud of their neighbourhood.

"So often the suburbs of Manurewa get a raw deal. Well the local people came together tonight to demonstrate that Randwick Park is comprised of people who care for one another, and who take pride in the place that they call home," he said.

"As we walked around the streets of Randwick Park tonight, people gave and gave and gave. All the money raised will go to a trust, which has been set up by the New Zealand Sikh Society to support Navtej Singh's widow and family."

FOUR MORE APPEAR IN COURT

FATAL SHOOTING: Police continue their scene examination outside the Riverton Rd liquor store where co-owner Navtej Singh was fatally shot by armed robbers on Saturday night.
FATAL SHOOTING: Police continue their scene examination outside the Riverton Rd liquor store where co-owner Navtej Singh was fatally shot by armed robbers on Saturday night.

Four more men have faced court this afternoon on charges linked to the murder of South Auckland liquor shop owner Navtej Singh.

Two were charged with the murder of Mr Singh, who was fatally shot on Saturday during a robbery of his store.

Those charged with murder were Jason Naseri, an unemployed 19-year-old of no fixed abode, and Myron Robert Felise, 19, of Manurewa.

FAMILY MAN: Liquor store shooting victim Navtej Singh with his wife Harjijnder Kaur.
FAMILY MAN: Liquor store shooting victim Navtej Singh with his wife Harjijnder Kaur.

Felise's name was briefly suppressed on claims he had sick grandparents. He is the brother of another murder accused, Tino Faamele Felise, 17, who appeared yesterday.

Judge Andree Wiltens lifted name suppression for him, saying there were insufficient grounds.

They also face aggravated robbery and weapons charges as do Eti Filoa, 23, of Otara and a 19-year-old of Mangere.

The latter's name is suppressed until next week on the grounds of an ailing grandparent.
No pleas were entered and they were remanded in custody until August 6 for pre-deposition hearings.

Judge Wiltens also suppressed details of statements made by some of the charged men to the police. These were disclosed in part in court yesterday.

Yesterday in the same court two men, Anitelea Chan Kee, a 20-year-old bouncer of Auckland's Mount Albert, and Tino Felise, 17, of Manurewa, were charged with murder.  Mefiposeta Chan Kee, 24, a car groomer of Otara, was charged as an accessory.

They were remanded in custody until August 6.

- with NZPA

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