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Curfew Rumours Quashed

There are no plans to impose a curfew today, says Chief Operations Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu. He said rumours circling around the country about a
17 Sep 2014 07:58

There are no plans to impose a curfew today, says Chief Operations Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Rusiate Tudravu. He said rumours circling around the country about a curfew at 6pm were all lies.

“Police have been inundated with calls regarding the curfew and we are once again calling on members of the public to stop spreading misinformation,” he said.

Police have reassured the public that there would be no threat or fear as the police would be providing thorough security.

There would be more than 3000 police officers deployed around all the polling venues to ensure everything is safe and secure, Mr Tudravu said.

Commissioner of Police Ben Groenewald said the Police were in control and the military  would be on standby.

“This election is well planned; we have put in place any possible contingency that we will act upon,” he said.

“We want to assure the public that they are going to be free, secured on their way to elections, during and after the elections.”

Mr Groenewald said there were two teams, one being the regular task force ensuring law and order and another for election already deployed to polling venues and stations.

Meanwhile, Mr Groenewald said they had been receiving electoral breach complaints and they were acting upon them.

“It is an ongoing issue and we must accept that we will receive more of these complaints prior as well as after elections.”

Mr Groenewald said they would only investigate cases that were reported to them and not those based on allegations.

He added that the reports were kept in their Command Contact Centre and were being handed over to FICAC for investigations.

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