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Escapee caught in mangrove swamp

Kalesi Mele
Thursday, January 04, 2018

ESCAPEE Dinesh Deshwar Dutt was arrested yesterday morning at Vuda in Lautoka.

Police chief of operations Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said the arrest was made by a joint taskforce of police and corrections officers.

ACP Tudravu said two men aged 18 and 23 years were also arrested on Tuesday night after police received information that they had been harbouring Dutt at a home in Vuda.

"The team of officers pursued Dutt throughout the night and managed to apprehend him as he tried to evade officers in a mangrove swamp where he also resisted arrest," ACP Tudravu said.

He said the trio were being questioned at the Lautoka Police Station yesterday.

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