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Nissan's Ghosn set to appear in Tokyo court on Tuesday

It would be Ghosn's first public appearance since he was arrested on Nov. 19 on allegations of financial misconduct

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Carlos Ghosn
Carlos Ghosn

Ousted Motor Co Ltd Chairman is set to appear in a on Tuesday after he requested an open hearing to hear the reason for his detention.

It would be Ghosn's first public appearance since he was arrested on Nov. 19 on allegations of financial misconduct. He has been detained since then and has also been re-arrested over further allegations.

The hearing will take place at 10:30 local time (0130 GMT) on Jan. 8, the court said on Friday.

Earlier this week, the approved an extension to Ghosn's detention until Jan. 11. Ghosn has denied the allegations, local media has said.

Former executive Greg Kelly, who has been charged with conspiring to under-report Ghosn's income, has been released on bail after the court ruled against extending his detention while he awaits trial.

Ghosn's arrest has rocked the auto industry and strained Nissan's ties with French automaking partner Renault SA, where he still remains chairman and chief executive.

First Published: Fri, January 04 2019. 13:56 IST
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