Qiliho looks at community Land For New Police Posts
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho yesterday said the Police was eyeing community land in Kashmir and other densely populated areas to set up community posts to combat crimes. The land being eyed in Kashmir is listed under community land under the Housing Authority and is where businessman Sanjay Lal, managing director of Hari Lal Investments, was suggesting to set up a Police post. Mr Lal’s shop at Kashmir was the centre of attention three weeks ago when a family’s vehicle parked outside was carjacked and the incident was recorded on CCTV camera. Since then the Fiji Police Force has arrested and brought to court seven of the eight alleged carjackers. Mr Lal has offered to pay for the construction of the community Police post and pay for the monthly water and electricity bills.
Brigadier-General Qiliho said the Police knew the identity of the eighth person and are still hunting him. He said community land at all densely populated areas is ideal for Police posts. “What Mr Lal has shown us gives us a great idea where I am now going to ask my officers to identify all community land in major densely-populated areas,” he said.