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Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, March 22, 2014

A MAN allegedly beaten while in police custody was released from Natabua correction facility on Wednesday, the day his family lodged a complaint with this newspaper.

Mohammed Feroz Khan, 26, was taken into custody over a month ago on allegations of stealing jewellery and a phone.

His family claimed they were not allowed to visit him throughout the month he was held in custody at Natabua.

Speaking from his family home at Vitogo in Lautoka, Mr Khan said he was in remand for six weeks.

He claimed he could not eat for two days as a result of the injuries he suffered.

Mr Khan, who works as a grass-cutter to support his elderly mother and disabled sister, said the police took him from his home over a month ago alleging he had stolen a phone and jewellery from Naikabula.

He said while in police custody he was beaten and suffered injuries to his head, thigh and chest.

"I want these policemen taken to task," he said.

"I cannot sleep properly at night due to the pain in my thigh, chest and head."

When The Fiji Times visited Mr Khan at his house in Vitogo yesterday, injuries were still visible on parts of his body.

Fiji Corrections Service media officer Kuini Waqasavou said Mr Khan's release was ordered by the court.

"He was released due to a court order. We do not have information on the reason, we just act on orders from the courts," she said.

West police media liaison officer Naina Ragigia said the statement made by Acting Commissioner of Police Ravi Narayan still stands and that the case would be thoroughly investigated before any action or comment was made.








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