20 Jul 2012

Rajesh Singh complains after NZ police raid

11:10 am on 20 July 2012

A former Fiji government minister now living in Auckland has complained to the Office of the Ombudsmen after the New Zealand Intelligence Service and Police visited him over an alleged plot to kill Fiji's military leader.

Rajesh Singh says the he is seeking the Office's help in exonerating his name and institute appropriate action against the agencies.

Mr Singh says he stands defamed until the authorities clear his name.

He says when the officers raided his home they refused repeated requests to give him a copy of the search warrant for his record and future reference for legal consultation.

Mr Singh also says the police seized the computer of his 21-year-old daughter without a warrant under her name.

He says he is appalled that the New Zealand authorities would attempt to malign Fiji citizens who have made New Zealand their home to save themselves from the brutal and corrupt regime in Fiji.