Crime & Court

Hearing For Senior Police officer in March 2021

Khan’s lawyer, John Rabuku, told the court that most of the things in the disclosures were not disputed.
28 Jan 2021 11:45
Hearing For Senior Police officer in March 2021
Mohammed Talib Khan (left), and his lawyer John Rabuku. Photo: Leon Lord

The hearing of a case involving a senior Police officer will be held in March this year.

Former Director Internal Affairs, Acting Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Talib Khan, is charged by the Director of Public Prosecutions with one count of abuse of office.

It is alleged that on April 13, 2017 at Suva, Khan as the Acting Superintendent of Police, directed the unlawful arrest and detention of a person, which was in abuse of the authority of his office and an arbitrary act. The court has set a two-day hearing beginning on March 9, 2021.

Khan’s lawyer, John Rabuku, told the court that most of the things in the disclosures were not disputed.

He pointed out that there were documents and video evidence that showed that his client did not give such orders. Mr Rabuku also said the defence had made legal representations extensively to the DPP for the reconsideration of the charges.

The State prosecutor from the Office of the DPP, Saif Shah, has been given time until February 5 to file and serve the proposed agreed facts. Bail for Khan has been extended by the Magistrates Court. The matter will be called for mention on February 5.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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