28 Jan 2016

Fiji seeks Google help in plot probe

1:48 pm on 28 January 2016

Fiji police say they are in touch with the internet company Google in the United States in an investigation of an alleged plot to overthrow the government.

Last month, police said they had contacted foreign police forces to help in the investigation, but gave no details.

The case stems from an incident in November when an internet cafe owner, Rajneel Singh, claimed to have been beaten by police after he told them about an email found in his cafe about an alleged plot to kill all government MPs.

Acting police commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho told the Fiji Times that Fiji police wanted Google to help track down certain internet protocol addresses to identify the source and location of emails linked to the alleged plot.

He said this was one of the reasons the investigation was taking some time.

Mr Singh told the Fiji Times he had been warned against assisting in police investigations, that his house was broken into and his family's life has been threatened.