[Audio] Moka Detention Centre: The 43 Cameras Can’t Store Images, Reveals SAJ

None of the 43 surveillance cameras at the Moka Detention Center can record images. This is what Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth revealed in response to the Private Notice Question (PNQ) of opposition leader Paul Bérenger at the National Assembly on Tuesday (November 22nd).

Sir Anerood Jugnauth says that of the 18 cells in the Moka Detention Center, only five can be monitored by cameras, but the images can only be viewed live. But the surveillance camera of cell number 14, where police officer Arvind Hurreechurn was detained is not working, the prime minister said.


Sir Anerood Jugnauth explained that since 2014, two calls for tender were launched to change the whole system, but without success. Paul Bérenger wanted to know how a policeman can go abroad so often while on sick leave. “I do not know,” said Sir Anerood Jugnauth.

Paul Bérenger’s PNQ focused on police officers involved in drug trafficking and the death of police officer Arvind Hurreechurn as a police cell at the Moka Detention Center. This policeman was arrested with two kilos of heroin estimated at Rs 35 million at Plaisance airport on 25th October.

He was coming back from Madagascar. Arvind Hurreechurn was found dead in his cell on the night of Saturday 29th October. He would have killed himself by hanging.