Crime & Court

Magistrate: No Case To Answer For Former Top Cop

Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara ruled that based on the evidence produced in court, the element of abuse of office charge was not met.
08 Apr 2021 09:29
Magistrate: No Case To Answer For Former Top Cop
Mohammed Talib Khan and his lawyer John Rabuku outside the Magistrates Court in Suva on April 7, 2021. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The Magistrates Court in Suva has ruled that there was no case to answer in the case of the former Director Internal Affairs, Acting SSP Mohammed Talib Khan.

Khan, who was the Commanding Officer at Totogo Police Station in 2017, was charged by the Director of Public Prosecutions with one count of abuse of office.

It was 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 which was an arbitrary act.

Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara ruled that based on the evidence produced in court, the element of abuse of office charge was not met.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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