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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Former Fiji MP flees to NZ after commiting fraud

VAYESHNOI: Bounced cheque.
Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi, the former Minister in Frank Bainimarama's regime and a trusted man of his leader Mahendra Chaudhry, who in 2007 described Bainimarama as God-sent and the coup as a revolution, is in New Zealand trying to seek political asylum.

And sources have confirmed that in a pre-planned plot, Vayeshnoi purchased $50,000 worth of jewellery from a shop in his hometown of Sigatoka and paid the owner with a cheque from a bank account that had been closed months earlier. The matter was reported to Sigatoka police but Vayeshnoi had already flown off to New Zealand.

Our sources have confirmed that the owner of Bhavani Gold Industries Ltd was a good friend of Vayeshnoi and had previously cashed his cheques while Vayeshnoi was a Member of Parliament until the December 2006 coup. 

In December 2010, Vayeshnoi also gave the shop owner a cheque but post-dated it by 6 months, telling him to keep it and that he would cash the cheque as per the date on it.

During the first term school holidays in May, Vayeshnoi went to the shop owner and told him he would use the cheque to buy jewellery. He selected assorted gold jewellery worth $50,000, that was packed in a box and given to him. Vayeshnoi then wrote the cheque and left. It is believed by then it was too late to go to the bank.

The shop owner went to cash the cheque the following day but realized it was an ANZ cheque and that his bank account was with Westpac. He took the cheque to Westpac but was informed by the staff they would need clearance from ANZ to clear it.

To the owner's horror, the bank staff informed him that ANZ had replied saying the cheque was from a dormant account that had been shut down much earlier.  Vayeshnoi had given the owner the cheque, knowing full well it was a worthless piece of paper.

The owner reported the matter to Sigatoka police. But it was discovered Vayeshnoi had flown out of Nadi to Auckland before the owner reached the bank with the cheque.

Already, his leader Mahendra Chaudhry is facing money laundering charges over the $2million dollars he has stashed away in Australia - money raised in Haryana, India in the name of the poor in Fiji after the 2000 coup.

His puppet, Vayeshnoi, is now following in the foot steps of his master.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now this is a real scam and criminal act and this guy needs to be extradited back home to face the music. NZ should not have given him a visa as he is a coup supporter! This is double standards! He has never made any statement to say that the coup was wrong, so why did NZ give him a visa?

Semi Meow said...

Well he's from Bocivuaka's inner circle so he should be extradited to Fiji. I hope the NZ government won't let him stay in NZ.

mafia said...

In Italy, that would be a dangerous thing to do. For $5,000, a hitman would be hired. Vayeshnoi's next reincarnation remains a mystery.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising at all. Poor guy is not as rich as Chaudhry is with public money in his pockets.

When last time he was in trouble after getting thrown out in 2006 coup, it is believed that FLP bailed his loan out by a guarantee to pay his about $70k demand placed by his mortgage holder. I guess using the pride of public funds that is purportedly kept in trust for the poor victims of 2000 coup.

But maybe he had to pay his own debt at the end of the day, knowing Chaudhry, so left high and dry still to find funds to take to NZ.

Mr Vayshnoi, you surely can start refunding the shopowner by selling the jewellery off slowly as gold price has increased substantially recently as well as FJD has weakened against NZD. So you will still make a good $10,000 from the stolen gold!

Sa Sucu Sa Lutu..

Anonymous said...

At the Army Training Group pass out parade in 2007, Veyeshnoi said coup 2006 was the best thing for Fiji since independance,,,,,
the last I heard before this theft vayeshnoi was pushing for gay marriage to be legalised in fiji. He should do well as a marriage consultant in NZ and Aust.

Anonymous said...

He was a victim of 2000 coup. In revenge he supported 2006 coup. Nothing wrong with that. He will return to Fiji to pay his money. He is very rich.

Anonymous said...

Actually its not only the Shop owner that he owes money to, If one goes talking to the famers of Valley Road where Vayeshnoi hails from, one will find out how many farmers he owes money too, and that to in thousands of dollars...
I also have a uncle in Australia who gave him thousands of dollars only because Mr Vayeshnoi was in need to show it as security for his wife to study in NZ, and now he is no where to be found.....

kiwilad said...

How interesting that many who criticise the NZ Government for its hardline against the Baini government find it convenient to escape to NZ after committing horendous criminal activities in Fiji; especially the Indians; e.g Dr Sahu Khan & now Vayeshnoi. The Fiji-Indian critics of Baini are the protectors of these high-level criminals from Fiji. No peeps either from Radio Tarana nor Indian Newslink

Anonymous said...

@kiwilad

not forgetting ului mara !!!

They should also extradite from NZ, former RBF Governor, Sada Reddy!!

Anonymous said...

What goes around comes around. I was one of those people at the mercy of arrogant Vayeshnoi when he was Minister in Bainimarama's government.

Remember another case of Litia Mawi and how he was demoted from PS at Local Government. Honestly Vayeshnoi is a little poorly educated creep who manage to get up the political ladder through party politics and the shortage of educated Indians where he came from at the Sigatoka Valley.

I WANT FIJI TO KNOW THAT ONE OF THE WORST HIGH HANDED DECISIONS VAYESHNOI HAD MADE UNILATERALLY IN 2008 WAS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COPY-CAT NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE SCHEME OF VILIMONE BALEDROKADROKA WITHOUT CONSULTING SENIOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT STAFF.

THIS LED TO THE THEFT OF IDEAS, INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES BY VILIMONE BALEDROKADROKA TO COME UP WITH THE IDEA OF THE NOW FUNCTIONING UNPRODUCTIVE NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT CENTRE (NEC) WITH TAITO WAQA'S CONNIVING OF THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

I can assure Fiji now that NEC will not bring anything productive to Fiji. It is advisable that the process be reversed for Youth Development to run the programmes that they had before 2008

Anonymous said...

THEY NOW REALIZE THE TRUTH!

ONCE THEY WERE IN THE RUT, AND NOW THEY REALIZE THEY NO WHERE TO RUN BUT TO NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA!

Anonymous said...

People very quick to point fingers to MPC/LRV.
But we have big Family Chor TATA Y P REDDY here in NZ.
DPP/POLICE/BAI/AG ALL PROTECTING HIM.
WHY -PLS ANS COMPOL/DPP/BAI/AG.

Anonymous said...

Sada Reddy is in fiji this week

The Oracle said...

@Anon (8:03pm):Whether Vayeshnoi pays the money back or not and whether he's a rich man or not is immaterial. If this story is true than Vayeshnoi has committed criminal acts - "Uttering a document under false pretences"; "Obtaining goods b false pretence" - he knew there was no money in the account so the cheque he issued, he did so knowing full well that it was a "dud". New Zealand and Australia should stop practising double standards. They should stop penalising innocent Fiji citizens and rewarding coup supporters. Vayeshnoi was a willing YES man and a ball boy. He lent his support to Frank immediately after the December takeover, thus giving Frank the opportunity to place a stranglehold on political control of this country.
To NZ and Australia: Put up or Shut Up and stop kicking ordinary Fijians around like a football. Send Mara, Vayeshnoi, all the SDL supporters and all the other coup supporters back to Fiji for the people of Fiji to judge them ... they are all just as guilty as Frank Bainimarama.

Nakauvadra said...

I have just posted copy of this story on the criminal Vayeshnoi to the NZ Minister of immigration and NZ Prime Minister for their information, asking them to reject his assylum application on the grounds that he is a former Minister for the current illegal dictatorship in Fiji and a fraudster

Anonymous said...

KIWILAD - you forgot Radio Apna AND Auckland Times that protects Rajesh Singh,Shahil Shah and Sahu Khan.

Anonymous said...

Vesh is a very small fry compared to Y P Reddy,Punja,Bhika,Vinod Patel,Sada Reddy,Himat Lodhia,Atma Maharaj,Charan Jhut Singh and above all J R Reddy

Anonymous said...

MAHEN CHAUDARY collected a huge sum in Sydney- People thought they were donating to the poor and suffering Indians in Muaniveni who were the target of speights thugs .
If the leader can pocket poors donations , what do one expect from Veshnoi, and other FLP people?

Anonymous said...

When in Fiji, do as the Illegal people (BainiAass)do - steal, cheat, lie and make yourself like you are a victim. Ayeearse is good at it.

Anonymous said...

GUJUs always called MPC and his whole group "not trustworthy". During the event in Sydney when MPC was raising funds for the poor, GUJUs were all laughing at the donors
HOW DID THEY KNOW THE MONEY WILL NEVER REACH THE INTENDED BENEFICIARIES?

Danny said...

This guy owes money to tons of people. The total could be more than $500K. R. Mishra $30K. Pundit R. Maharaj $35K, Mutaia $20K, M Chaudary $8K and many more. I have been told that he has already started begging in NZ. He must be sent back to Fiji to face the music.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget conmen Jonn prasad and Jon sami.

Anonymous said...

Jake says.....

WE will ressure NZ to send this thugs back to Fiji and stand trial

1. Sada Reddy
2. John Prasad
3. John Sami'
4. Francis Narayan
5. Lehka Ram veishnoi
6. Anybody who was in bed with the illegal regime

God Bless Fiji

Anonymous said...

bit concerned no one is questioning on funds collected for the Refugee Camp,$M's.

Anonymous said...

Can someone post Lekh Rawan (Deliverer of Evil) Veshiya's (Prostitute) NZ address, I need to pay him a visit!!! The dog was responsible for many individuals suffering!!! Lekh you in my territory, if you are reading this leave while you are able to walk because I will get you!!!!! Maretino Nemani

Ratu Borogaga said...

hahahah...throw him in jail!

Anonymous said...

NADI TOWN COUNCIL SCAM.
The conman mentioned below made so many side deals with S.Pratap stone crushers and started to award tenders to this company without following proper tender procedures.In a very short span this conman started to drive lavish cars and was seen having party in very expensive hotels.can you imagine a kitchen hand becoming $M overnight.This conman escaped to NZ before FICAC invaded nadi town council.He is non others than SALESH MUDLIAR [aka]Champa. more to come on this.

Anonymous said...

INDIAN POLITICS TRUTH-
Have an election tomorrow and the Indos will line up to vote Chaudary/Veshnoi and the crooks hahaha

Pacific in the Media said...

Comments going to waste because people are not following the rules-C4.5

Anonymous said...

Haule Vayesnoi, na lemu horehore e nokoto ga ina lemu were.
numia mo roqo niqwata mo haumia na lemu dinau ra kawa ni waicara.

Vayesnoi, you are a real coward. can't you simply pay your respects to your fellow kaivata. You were once a great warrior of the valley in sigatoka in terms of power in politiks.
Nikua walega na da sa tiko reh!
Ko iko sa rere talega.

Anonymous said...

not doing any better in new zealand,actualy nz govt should send him back to fiji

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I wonder how his wife would be putting on those stolen jewelleries..

Voreqe Bainimarama said...

He's going to join Rajesh, another thieving scum.

Anonymous said...

Lekh Ram vutulucky

Anonymous said...

jnrboy says....

Lekh Ram is now a piece of shit, all he is doing now is, shoplifting from groceries store in Auckland, stealing food for consumption. He lives in South Auckland (Mangere), to satisfy his hunger, he drives to other parts of auckland where he committed this offense once again and was handed in to Police by the Fijian security officers. What a scene I would imagine, confronting, interrogating a former politician from your home country of offense no one would imagine back in Fiji for a politician would do..... what goes around comes around Mr Vayeshnoi...This is your time to face it, and we'll see who would have that last laugh...