Qil­iho looks at com­mu­nity Land For New Po­lice Posts

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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.

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