Calls for harsher penalties
November 21, 2012 12:02 am
A Community Policing network in the West wants authorities to re-look at penalties served on people convicted of harbouring prisoners.
Community Policing Commander West, Faiyaz Ali says there should be harsher penalties to deter such action by people.
“I think at the moment the law is very lenient on these people who are harboring the escapees who are giving shelter and transportation. The legal term should be looked into. Three to four months is not enough. I think these kinds of people who are harboring the prisoners should be given maximum of five to ten years imprisonment.”
Ali is urging the public to help re-capture a prisoner on the run for more than a week."
Nacanieli Bakata escaped from the Nadi Police Station on Diwali night.