Tep Puri

PPC Western confirms death not related to shooting

That's from the province's police boss, Tep Puri today.

Puri said the riots in Kiunga resulted from a fight between locals which started on Wednesday.

He said police were called in to stop the fight and one officer fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.

"Pellets from the officer's gun hit two people. Both were taken to hospital and one has since been discharged," Puri said.

He said the officer that fired the warning shot has been arrested and his weapon confiscated for further investigation.

Western police begin operational briefs

Provincial police commander, Superintendent Tep Puri told PNG Loop he is settling well in his duties in the province.

Puri also commended the efforts of his personnel on ground and says these meetings will ensure a registry of all available logistics is done up.

From this registry Puri will get a general idea of what is needed in terms of logistics vital in the province.

The initial briefs are set to start this week.

PPC Puri tells is yet to visit the provinces police out posts to familiarise himself with the manpower and area of operations.