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Fugitive Recaptured During Police Swoop on Warehouse in Nadi

Fugitive Recaptured During Police Swoop on Warehouse in Nadi
Deshwar Kishore Dutt.
May 25
11:00 2017

Police have managed to recapture Deshwar Kishore Dutt, who escaped from Police custody late last month. He was being escorted by Police to court in Suva when he escaped.

The arrest followed a series of alleged burglary attempts by Dutt and three others which occurred in Nadi yesterday.   

A businessman praised the efforts of Police in foiling the burglary. The incident happened at a warehouse at the Nippon Auto-parts Limited Complex located at the Nadi Back Road.

Four men were arrested and one of them was Dutt.

The Police team comprised officers from the Western Division including the K9 Unit from the Fiji Corrections Service. They arrived at the scene as the four men were allegedly in the process of breaking into the warehouse.

The officers had been gathering information over some time and moved in on the group early in the morning.

Nippons Autoparts Limited Director Zaheer Khan said: “I am very impressed with the Police as within minutes they arrived and were able to contain the robbers with the chase they gave.

“They had a few vehicles and about 20 officers on foot present and were just in time. If they were a bit late the robbery would have escalated and more damage would have been done.”

He added that the suspects had allegedly broken into a few shops before heading to the warehouse.

“When they saw Police they tried to flee the scene by running over the drain and into the bushes and that is where the officers were able to contain them,” he said.

“As a business operator we are very thankful to the officers for their quick action.”

Chief Operations Officer Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu confirmed the incident.

“One of the men arrested at the scene was 33 year old Deshwar Kishore Dutt who escaped from Police custody late last month,” he said.

“All four suspects are being questioned at the Lautoka Police Station for their alleged involvement in other robberies in the division.”

Police confirmed that an estimation of accessories of items worth $5000 were yet to be recovered from the alleged robberies.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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