Police torture complaint under investigation

Selita Bolanavanua

Investigations are being carried out into the alleged torture of nine men at the Nadarivatu Community Police Post in January.

Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair commented on the issue saying that their Internal Affairs unit is already investigating two reports lodged at the Tavua Police Station by the complainants.

Fair inquiry

“Commissioner of Police has given his assurances that all complaints made against our officers or services will be thoroughly investigated. We are a transparent organisation and if and when an officer has committed a crime they will be charged,” he said.

Mr Nair said that the Internal Affairs Unit conducts investigations fairly.

The complainants are said to be from Waikubukubu Village, which lies in the interior of Tavua district, in the Ba province.

According to Lautoka lawyer Aman Ravindra Singh, the alleged incident took place on January 26, 2018.

He said that there are photos which show bruises on the victims.

-Under Special Arrangement with the Fiji Sun.

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