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Former PM still in police custody

Elenoa Baselala
Sunday, October 03, 2010

POLICE continued to detain former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry at the Rakiraki Police Station when this edition went to press last night.

Rakiraki police confirmed the detention but did not release further details.

Mr Chaudhry and five others were taken in for alleged breaches of the Public Emergency Regulations, police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri told the media.

When contacted yesterday, Mr Chaudhry confirmed he was still in police custody.

He said he was in the area to assess the impact of the drought on sugar cane fields in Rakiraki.

Mr Chaudhry said he had just sat down to have grog with his driver and some of his National Farmers Union Rakiraki branch officials at a house when they were taken in about 11am Friday.

"There was no public meeting," he said.

Mr Chaudhry said he was told he had "information" when taken in.

He confirmed being taken to the hospital on Friday afternoon due to muscular pains and was given pain killers.

The six men had been interviewed and no charges have been laid.





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