Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:55 PM on Wednesday 23 July

/ Front page / News

Brutality claims

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, May 08, 2014

A LABASA man has demanded an investigation into how a group of police personnel allegedly assaulted him in relation to a drug raid last week.

Rakesh Roshan Prasad claimed the personnel visited his camp in Naleba with police dogs last Thursday to conduct a search without a search warrant.

He said despite requesting the personnel give him reasons for the search, they continued to comb their compound, vegetable garden and farm.

He said the officers visited his camp twice that morning.

His wife, Reshma Kumari described the search as inappropriate and unethical.

Divisional police commander Northern SSP Naulumatua Lutunacaucau yesterday confirmed receiving a report from the couple.

He said the internal affairs unit in the North was investigating the matter.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No 'free education', says party
  2. $70m plan
  3. Seasonal workers program
  4. Cutters leave fields
  5. Role of women
  6. $16k school renovation
  7. Hope for dialogue
  8. Important road links
  9. NGO plans biggest project
  10. Tourism hopes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Client rape Thursday (17 Jul)
  2. REVEALED Preachers, cops pay for sex Friday (18 Jul)
  3. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  4. Predators lure young girls online Thursday (17 Jul)
  5. Friends, quick cash the lure into prostitution Friday (18 Jul)
  6. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  8. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  9. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  10. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)