Victims to identify stolen property

Police have asked people who were robbed of digital cameras and laptops to come to the Lautoka Police Station to identify some items recovered from the flat of a group of Hare Krishna devotees last week.

Divisional Crime Officer Vijay Singh said it was important to find out who the items belonged to before suspects could be charged.

He said four devotees were questioned and released because the items were yet to be claimed.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old priest who was released on bail on Friday surrendered his passport to the Lautoka Magistrate’s court yesterday.

Navin Kant of Tavewa Avenue denied a charge of receiving stolen property and was allegedly found in possession of a digital camera worth $1200 belonging to Justice John Connors.

Inspector Anil Prasad said Kant will reappear in court on November 29 and was taken to the police station for further questioning.

Police raided Kant’s flat after a tip-off and confiscated the camera and other items worth more than $15,000.

Magistrate Mohammed Shafiullah Khan said he wanted to adjourn the case to a later date so that police could complete investigations.

SP Singh said public support was necessary in arresting the robbers and the people who are responsible for buying it.

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Fiji Times, Fiji
Oct. 27, 2004

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