Qil­iho: No Place For Dirty Cops

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gate per­son, claim­ing to be a se­nior of­fi­cer, so­lic­it­ing money from a man charged with drink-driv­ing

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - ARIETA VAKASUKAWAQA SUVA

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a claim that a per­son, al­legedly im­per­son­at­ing a sen- LRU 3ROLFH RIåFHU WULHG WR VROLFLW money from a man charged with drink driv­ing. Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Bri­gadier-Gen­eral Si­tiveni Qil­iho said an in­ves­ti­ga­tion had been launched by the Po­lice In­ter­nal Af­fairs Depart­ment.

“There is no place for dirty cops in the force,” said Bri­gadier-Gen­eral Qil­iho.

“So, if a cop is in­volved, he or she has no place in the Fiji Po­lice Force.

“But, we will thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gate and take that per­son to task.” He en­cour­aged peo­ple to re­port such al­le­ga­tions to his ofåFH A Suva man, who had lodged the com­plaint, was taken into cus­tody on Sun­day for driv­ing XQGHU WKH LQaeXHQFH RI OLTXRU

Yes­ter­day, he re­ceived calls from a per­son falsely claim­ing WR EH 'LUHFWRU 7UDIåF 6HQLRU Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Ma­hesh Mishra. The man said the de­tails given by the caller about his case were iden­ti­cal. The caller de­manded money in UHWXUQ IRU WKH åOH RI WKH GULQN -driv­ing case. 7KH åUVW FDOO ZDV UHFHLYHG DW

around 8am dur­ing which the caller iden­ti­fied him­self as SSP Mishra, Di­rec­tor Traf­fic.

The caller asked the drink driv­ing man for money to be de­posited in a bank ac­count.

This was fol­lowed by at least four phone calls through­out the day where the caller at­tempted to ne­go­ti­ate and again de­manded that the money be quickly de­posited. The caller said that he would be bring­ing the Po­lice file with him to hand over to the drink-driv­ing man after the money had been de­posited. SSP Mishra, speak­ing from Savusavu, said this was the first time he had heard his name be­ing used to so­licit money. He said those in­volved would be taken to task and face the full brunt of law.

The caller asked the drink driv­ing man for money to be de­posited in a bank ac­count. This was fol­lowed by at least four phone calls through­out the day where the caller at­tempted to ne­go­ti­ate and again de­manded that the money be quickly de­posited.

Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Bri­gadier-Gen­eral Si­tiveni Qil­iho.

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