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Chatham man Rasad Miah denies preventing burial of grandmother Harjit Chaggar found dead in basement of Sani Globe store

05 March 2014
by Keith Hunt

A man accused over the death of a pensioner whose body was found in a Chatham shop will stand trial with three others later this month.

In a brief hearing at Maidstone Crown Court today, Rasad Miah, of Otway Street, Chatham, denied preventing the lawful burial or cremation of a corpse between September 1 and 15 last year.

The body of grandmother Harjit Chaggar was discovered in the basement of the Sani Globe store, in Luton Road, on September 14 last year.

Harjit Chaggar was found dead more than two weeks after going missing

Harjit Chaggar was found 12 days after going missing

Mrs Chaggar went missing on September 2 after last being seen in the Luton Arches area at about 4pm that day.

Abdul Hannan, 44, Murshed Miah, 38, and 28-year-old Mohammad Islam have all denied murdering the 69-year-old retired machinist, of Hillside Road, Chatham.

The trial was due to start on March 17, but Judge Charles Byers said it would now be a week later on March 24.

Police outside the shop where Harjit Chaggar's body was found

Police outside the shop where Harjit Chaggar's body was found

Hannan, of Aldon Close, Maidstone, Mushed Miah; of Wheeler Street, Maidstone; and Islam, of Windmill Road, Gillingham, have all been remanded in custody.

Rasad Miah, 27, was granted bail conditional on residence, reporting twice a week to police and not contacting prosecution witnesses.

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