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Rajendra Chaudhry suspended from practicing law in Fiji

The Supreme Court of Fiji yesterday ruled that lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry be suspended from practising in Fiji until March 01, 2017. Chaudhry was charged by the Chief Registrar of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct. The matter arose when Chaudhry represented Indian National Muskaan Ballagan for a drug trafficking case. She made allegations that Chaudhry […]

Peni Shute

April 23, 2016 10:02 am

The Supreme Court of Fiji yesterday ruled that lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry be suspended from practising in Fiji until March 01, 2017.

Suspended lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry. (Facebook)
Suspended lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry. (Facebook).

Chaudhry was charged by the Chief Registrar of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct.

The matter arose when Chaudhry represented Indian National Muskaan Ballagan for a drug trafficking case. She made allegations that Chaudhry raped and sexually abused her but later withdrew the allegations.

The matter was brought before the Supreme Court. It was heard by Chief Justice Anthony Gates who is the President of the Supreme Court, Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Saleem Marsoof and Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Brian Keith.

Chaudhry was also ordered to pay the Chief Registrar $5000.  Lawyer Anand Singh represented Chaudhry in court.

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