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Fiji media say Chaudhry has asked the court to allow him to have his passport so he can travel to Australia for medical treatment.
DPP lawyer Ana Tuiketei has not opposed the application for Chaudhry to travel but says the Fiji Court needs to make sure the Fiji Labour Party leader can't access the funds kept in his Sydney accounts, because they are subject to the charges and on-going investigations.
Tuiketei also argued the former Prime MInister is not entitled to unconditional bail because he needs to be treated like any other accused persons.
Chaudhry's defence lawyer and son, Rajendra Chaudhry, cliamed the bail act allows an accused to access funds for various reasons. According to FijiVillage he also said his client will need to access the funds to pay his medical bills.
He gave an assurance that the monies to be used will be for travel, medical bills and other expenses within reasonable bounds and his client will not tamper with the funds as alleged.
High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar also questioned Rajendra Chaudhry why his client's passport should be permanently released to him.
He questioned on how the court can guarantee that someone prominent, with power and money will not abscond.
Rajendra Chaudhry argued that this could lead to the presumption that prominent people are treated differently when it comes to bail conditions.
Judge Goundar is expected to make a ruling next Monday.-source Fiji Village and FijiLive