FICAC clears Raj

Ashwin Raj. Picture: JONA KONATACI

THE director of the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission (FHRADC) Ashwin Raj has been cleared by the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption from further investigations.

In a statement released yesterday, FICAC said it had completed its investigation and found that there was no evidence to support any allegation and the complaint was without merit.

“During the investigation, a search was conducted at the FHRADC headquarters to obtain documents and recorded statements from material witnesses,” FICAC said.

“Upon completion of the investigation, it was found that there was no evidence to support any allegation and the complaint was unmeritorious.”

Mr Raj said the commission welcomed the outcome of the investigation.

“The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission reiterates that no one is above the law and as a public office and as public office holders, we must conduct ourselves with full accountability and transparency in the dispensation of our constitutional mandate,” Mr Raj said.

“The commission, under my leadership, will continue with all of its independent audits, including a financial audit dating back to 2008, audit of the legal and complaints department as well as an audit of the management systems and processes.”

Mr Raj said the findings of the audits would be presented to Parliament.