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Police Safety Paramount: Qiliho

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday expressed his concern for the safety of his officers after visiting Detective Constable Krishan Keshwan. Constable Keshwan is recovering from an alleged cane
21 Nov 2016 11:00
Police Safety Paramount: Qiliho
COMPOL Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho shaking hands with injured dtetective constable Krishan Keshwan. Photo:Roneel Karthik

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday expressed his concern for the safety of his officers after visiting Detective Constable Krishan Keshwan.

Constable Keshwan is recovering from an alleged cane knife attack during an attempted robbery case in Valelevu last week.

“I am very concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of my policemen and policewomen by putting themselves in harm’s way in order for everybody to enjoy life so there is a conducive security environment for people to get on their daily living,” he said during his visit to Constable Keshwan’s home in Cunningham.

A man believed to be in his late 20s will appear at the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.

The accused has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery and one count of act with intent to cause grievous harm.

It is alleged that last week on Wednesday afternoon, Detective Constable Keshwan was allegedly struck on the head with a cane knife by a suspect during an attempted robbery at a shop in Valelevu.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said he acknowledged DC Keshwan’s brave act continued to reiterate his concerns about the safety of his officers during violent robbery cases adding he would continue to look at ways of adequately equipping his officers during such situations.

Detective Constable Keshwan was happy that Brigadier-General Qiliho visited him yesterday.

“I feel proud that my efforts have been recognised,” he said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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