13 Dec 2007

Ballu Khan's Fiji lawyer leaves due to unpaid legal fees

8:56 am on 13 December 2007

The lawyer representing businessman, Ballu Khan, who is suspected of involvement in the alleged assassination plot against Commodore Frank Bainimarama has withdrawn his service because of unpaid legal fees.

Tevita Fa told the Fiji Times paper that he was no longer representing Mr Khan following a personal problem between him and the people paying his client's legal fees.

When contacted by the paper yesterday Mr Fa did not want to specify how much in payments was involved.

Mr Fa , however, confirmed that Mr Khan's family in New Zealand did not pay for legal fees.

He also says the decision to withdraw was made last month.

He referred all related issues relating to Mr Khan to Queen's Counsel Peter Williams.

Police confirmed Mr Khan has not been charged but remains under guard at the Suva Private Hospital.

Mr Khan was admitted to the hospital for injuries he alleges he suffered at the hands of police.