15 May 2007

Solomons new Police Commissioner to be sworn in this week

10:14 am on 15 May 2007

Solomon Islands new Police Commissioner, Indo-Fijian, Jahir Khan will officially take up office this week.

Mr Khan will be sworn in at Government House by Governor General Sir Nathaniel Waena.

Mr Khan replaces Shane Castles from the Australian Federal Police who was denied re-entry to the country after he went on annual leave in Australia last December.

Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister, Patteson Oti indirectly sacked Mr Castles by declaring him an 'undesirable person' who was to be arrested if he returned to the country.

According to Mr Oti, Mr Castles was prohibited from resuming office because he was a threat to the country's peace and security.