Cops handed suspended sentences for assault

March 5, 2024 9:13 am

The Labasa High Court

Four police officers convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm have been handed a suspended sentence.

The Labasa High Court found Ameniasi Lutua, Meli Matarugu, Opeti Tuiwainunu and Dharmend Chand guilty of assaulting a Niraj Pal in 2017.

Resident Magistrate Bimsara Jagodage handed the officers a six-month imprisonment suspended for two years.

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This basically means if the four policemen commit any other offences within two years, they would have to serve a six-month sentence.