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Guilty of misconduct

Mere Naleba
Thursday, December 12, 2013

PROMINENT Lautoka lawyer Iqbal Khan can only apply for a practising certificate in March 2015, after the Independent Legal Services Commission suspended his practising certificate for 15 months.

Khan was found guilty of professional misconduct.

The facts of the case stated on January 28, 2009, Khan appeared on a television station and made derogatory remarks against police officers.

Khan made the comments after claiming his client was assaulted while in police custody.

In a second complaint against Khan by the chief registrar, Khan on the same day made comments on Fiji One news during the 6pm bulletin about a High Court matter, a case involving Faiyaz Khan and Inspector Abdul while the proceedings were still pending in court.

In the third complaint Khan accepted $500 from a Mohammed Yunus Hussain and failed to disclose to Mr Hussain that he was also the lawyer for Alvin Raj the co-accused "who had conflicting defences in the criminal matter".

Khan was not represented during the hearing; therefore the Commission entered pleas of not guilty to the charges on his behalf.