Eight police officers at work until Sinu file returns

Eight police officers at work until Sinu file returns

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 19/01/2021
[image: Fiji Police]

Eight police officers who were questioned for their alleged involvement in the incident which resulted in the death of Mesake Sinu in Nadi on October 12th last year, will remain at work until the Director of Public Prosecutions returns the investigation file.

Police confirm that the file is still with the Office of the DPP for sanctioning.

Acting Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu had earlier said that disciplinary action will be decided once the DPP makes his decision based on the findings of the investigation.

The Director of Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission, Ashwin Raj has said they conducted interviews with key witnesses and sought statements from close relatives concerning the death of Sinu, who was allegedly assaulted by a group of police officers in Nadi.

Based on witness statements, Raj said the commission has established that the victim had allegedly sustained injuries in the course of his apprehension.

Raj says witnesses claim excessive force may have been used during his arrest as they heard the victim crying in pain and agony.

It was earlier revealed by officers that Sinu suffered injuries after he jumped off a roof while Police were chasing him for alleged robbery cases. However, it was later determined that this was not the case.

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