Police work on new leads in plot to destablise government
December 12, 2015 7:08 pm
Police are following new leads into the investigation of plans to destabilize the government and assassinate members of Parliament.
Acting Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho says no arrests have been made, but Police are still hot on their heels to find the perpetrators.
While he cannot reveal details of the progress of investigation, Qiliho has however revealed that one political party is behind the alleged plot.
“That doesn’t mean those people are guilty. It could either clear them or it could result in charges against them that involves the money trails, that involves the alleged involvement of a political party, the alleged involvement of other people in the act.”
Brigadier General Qiliho says they will not rush with the investigation as it will require time.
“It is a holistic investigation that the team is going through systematically. We cant rush the investigations because of the sensitivity of the issue involved and we are going through that meticulously so that we can get to the bottom of everything that is involved.”
Brigadier General Qiliho also confirms that an ID parade was conducted for internet shop owner Rajneel Singh to identify his alleged attackers.
Singh managed to identify one person, but QIliho says the officer has an alibi.
“He happened to be with other senior officers from headquarters Fiji Police Force at the time of the incident but investigations are continuing and if we need to conduct ID parades again we will do that we haven’t closed the file on that and we will continue to look at the possibility that Police was involved.”
FBC News received copies of an email correspondence revealing some local and overseas anti-government elements allegedly corresponding frequently about their plans to assassinate members of government and an opposition member.
It’s believed the e-mails were found in the internet shop owned by Singh, who reported it to police only to have them turn on him and beat him up.