10 Jan 2008

New Zealand businessman Khan drops suit against Fiji police

6:13 pm on 10 January 2008

New Zealand businessman, Ballu Khan, has withdrawn his case against Fiji's Police Commissioner for his alleged illegal detention by the police.

This comes after his release from a Suva hospital where he was recovering from injuries suffered during his arrest last November.

Mr Khan has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to murder Fiji's interim Prime Minister and two Cabinet ministers this week and is now on bail.

His lawyer, Semi Leweniqila, told court today that Mr Khan does not wish to pursue the matter any further.

Mr Leweniqila says he made the decision because he has been released from hospital.