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Singh Promised Police Protection

Brigadier-General Qiliho wants speed up in investigations   Acting Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday visited Rajneel Singh, the internet café owner in Lautoka who allegedly found documents of
19 Dec 2015 13:19
Singh Promised Police Protection
Acting Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho with Rajneel Singh yesterday. Photo: Salote Qalubau

Brigadier-General Qiliho wants speed up in investigations

 

Acting Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday visited Rajneel Singh, the internet café owner in Lautoka who allegedly found documents of plans to destabilise Government in one of his computers.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said: “The purpose of my visit is to reassure Rajneel that we are sending patrols, especially during the dark hours.

“On Monday I’m calling all the key people in investigations for a meeting. I want to speed up the investigations.”

 

Political football

Brigadier-General Qiliho said he wanted to speed-up the investigations because Police did not want the case to be used as a political football.

He said the findings from the investigations would determine if people would be produced in court or cleared.

“If they are uneasy about something, they can always call me. We have exchanged numbers with other Police officers to assist them accordingly.”

He said investigations were also underway to determine if a certain political party was linked to the case.

“In regards to the involvement of a political party, individuals or money trails, I want the investigators to get to the bottom of it quickly so that we can deal with the issue.”

He said Police did not want any other incidents to occur to threaten the lives of Mr Singh and his family.

“Things have gotten out of hand and we appeal to the public that if anybody has any information to let us know immediately.

“It’s something we cannot allow to continue because it deals with the security of the country.

“It has impacts as these kinds of issues, if not addressed properly, can affect tourism and other things portraying Fiji as a safe country or otherwise.”

 

Aman Ravindra-Singh

Brigadier-General Qiliho said Police were also investigating allegation of an incident involving two of lawyer Aman Ravindra-Singh’s colleagues.

They were allegedly threatened and tortured.

“Aman lodged a complaint yesterday (Thursday) at the Lautoka Police Station, but is yet to produce the statements,” he said.

He said it was not known if the allegations were linked to Mr Singh’s case.

Meanwhile, Mr Singh commended Brigadier-General Qiliho’s efforts in visiting his family.

“The acting Commissioner promised protection and has kept his word. I can say no other Commissioner has made this much effort,” he said.

“He told us that a new team will come and let us know about the outcome of investigations and also that we can call him for any suspicious activity. This is a big relief for us,” he said.  Edited by Maikeli Seru

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