July 12, 2012

Labour Party members in police custody

13:02 Today (July 12, 2012)
Report by: Devendra Narayan

Fifteen people including Fiji Labour Party members are currently being questioned at the Lautoka Police Station.

Police have confirmed making an arrest last night, however Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry has defended police allegations.

“When I received a call last night at about 9 o clock from Vyas Deo Sharma that police were arresting them and accused them of holding a meeting without a permit and after that the call was terminated because the police took the phone away from him. I was unable to contact him until nine this morning they were still at the police station and interviewed and I am not sure what is happening at the moment but I was told they were having a yaqona session at a private residence when police barged in.”

Police are expected to release a statement on the matter soon.

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