'RAPE' COMPLAINANT'S STATEMENT SHOWS MILITARY DICTATORSHIP TURNED ON HER AFTER SHE WITHDREW HER ALLEGATION AGAINST RAJENDRA CHAUDHRY
The woman who alleged and then withdrew a claim of rape against lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry (the son of Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry) says she was pressed to make the complaint by the treasonous attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, who promised to drop the drug charges against her, give her immunity and get her to Melbourne.
Muskan Balaggan says in a sworn statement sent to Coupfourpointfive that she met Khaiyum in Suvavou House in June and that the first thing he asked her was: "Can you tell me something about Chaudhry's politics?"
The meeting was set up by the Police Commissioner, Ioane Naivalurua, and one of his deputies after they were contacted by her uncle. Balaggan had been living with Rajendra Chaudhry, who had offered her surety for the drug charges she was facing, but she fled the house. In the police statement dated two weeks ago (July 22), she says Khaiyum promised her a deal but she came to have second thoughts. "I then realised my mistake in lodging a complaint against Mr Chaudhry and knew then that I had been used by AG and Commissioner and that their promises were false and they had no intention of helping me."
But she says Sayed Khaiyum police cronies turned on her, charging her with filing false information and keeping her in custody for five days where she was "tortured." She says they tried to make her go ahead with the rape charge against Chaudhry and that Fiji police have not closed the file on the case.
Balaggan is to appear in court again soon and Chaudhry is reported to be still in Australia.
Read for yourself the Balaggan sworn statement that was sent to Coupfourpointfive: