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FICAC on the Hunt For MP Balmindar

The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption was last night on the hunt for Government MP Balmindar Singh. Earlier in the day a bench warrant was issued by the Suva Magistrates
27 Jun 2017 10:06
FICAC on the Hunt For MP  Balmindar
MP Balmindar Singh

The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption was last night on the hunt for Government MP Balmindar Singh.

Earlier in the day a bench warrant was issued by the Suva Magistrates Court after Mr Singh failed to appear in court yesterday as a witness in a FICAC case in which he is the complainant.

When contacted last night FICAC confirmed that officers were searching for Mr Singh since 4.30pm. After his phone was found to be switched off, officers started  checking at his home and his nightclub Desi Haze in Suva.

At 9.30pm last night FICAC officers were stationed outside Mr Singh’s partner’s house in Waito, Korovou waiting for Mr Singh to arrive home.

When this edition went to press, Mr Singh was still at large.

The matter in which Mr Singh was to be a witness was that of a Vishal Chand who was charged by FICAC for one count of official bribery.

He pleaded not guilty and the matter was set for hearing yesterday. The man, a tallyman, Chand allegedly gave $30 to, pleaded guilty. Chand’s trial was supposed to start yesterday but Mr Singh failed to turn up.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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