Fiji Time: 10:41 PM on Monday 30 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Brutality allegations

Jone Kalouniviti
Thursday, March 20, 2014

TWO more cases of alleged police brutality were reported to this newspaper yesterday, just days after the suspension of two Lautoka policemen believed to have been involved in the alleged assault of a minor.

Acting Police Commissioner Ravi Narayan has promised all cases of alleged police misconduct would be thoroughly investigated.

Zamir Khan, a 20-year-old Fiji National University student of Ba, claimed he was assaulted at the Lautoka Police Station on February 17 by a policeman and a civilian while being questioned about a rental car disagreement.

"They said I stole the vehicle, yet it was sitting right there in the premises of the owner," he said.

A doctor's certificate presented to this newspaper stated his injuries were consistent with injury inflicted by fists.

The student also has a recorded video of the injuries inflicted that day.

"They took me off the street and assaulted me at the station. I have come to the media because there is no progress on the report I filed against the officer who assaulted me and the rental car owner."

In the second incident, the family of a 25-year-old man presently in remand at the Natabua Corrections Centre is demanding an investigation into how Feroz Ali, a suspect in a robbery case, received injuries while in police custody.

His mother Nasram Begum claimed they were refused visits for a month since his arrest and were only allowed to see Mr Ali on Wednesday afternoon.

Fiji Corrections Service media officer Kuini Waqasavou said they had consulted Mr Ali who said he received his injuries while in police custody.

Mr Narayan said they would investigate both cases before further comments could be made.

"My earlier statement that we will not tolerate any such behaviour in the force still stands," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61850.5995
JPY 52.991249.9912
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42720.4152
NZD 0.71570.6827
AUD 0.66410.6391
USD 0.47700.4600

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man found dead
  2. Time out for Jasa
  3. Woman dies in road accident
  4. Militant fighters killed
  5. TISI tussle
  6. Hearing for chiefly dispute
  7. 'Decrease in debt'
  8. Public servants step up fight
  9. Lots for tenants
  10. Watch on for truants

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  6. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  7. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  8. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  9. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)