The fourth irrational event involves the Attorney General acting to achieve the conviction for rape of one of his oldest enemies, one Rajendra Chaudhary. Last year there was a report that an alleged drug smuggler Ms Muskan Balaggan had been raped by her lawyer, Rajendra Chaudhary. When an appeal against refusal of bail for Ms Balaggan came before the Court of Appeal on 15th September 2011 her allegations on the file were that the Attorney General had intervened and wished to assist her in convicting Rajendra Chaudhary.
The Court ignored this. But an Attorney General who does such things corruptly because he requires revenge and enjoys exercising personal power, is wholly unfit to hold office. I produce the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Muskan Balaggan dated 15th September 2011 as Document No. 84. Having discussed irrational use of power by the Attorney General there is a possibility that such conduct is related to a major decision in April 2009 to ensure that all judges would give judgments in favour of what the Attorney General wanted.
A permanent stay application will be filed on behalf of former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry.
Chaudhry faces three charges related to violation of tax laws.
In court (September 21), Chaudhry’s lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry said the application is based on a petition by former President of the Court of Appeal Justice Willliam Marshall.
He said the petition has been given to the military counsel and the Prime Minister two days ago. Chaudhry said the petition stated that the Attorney General was interfering in court processes and targeted political situations. He said QC Peter Williams instructed him to to apply for a permanent stay based on the petition.
Judge Justice Paul Madigan gave the defence 28 days to file an application for permanent stay. Chaudhry says he will seek further instruction from Williams who is in New Zealand. The matter has been adjourned to the 19th of October.