Statements from Counties/Manukau Police and Kawthar family
Statement from Counties/Manukau Police and Kawthar
'The incident in Manurewa on 9 November 2012,
involving the deaths of Inayat Kawthar (also known as Inayat
Samut) and Ramnitesh Avinash, has been referred to the
The Chief Coroner has authorised Police to
confirm that the matter is being dealt with as
murder/suicide, however Police will not make any further
comment on circumstances leading up to the deaths as they
will be subject to inquest
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Arguably Reassuring: Inspector-General Finds GCSB "Arguably" Legal
Of the 88 individuals:
• 15 cases involving 22 individuals did not have any information intercepted by GCSB.
• another four cases involving five individuals were the subjects of a New Zealand Security Intelligence Service warrant and the GCSB assisted in the execution of the warrants. The Inspector-General is of the view that there were arguably no breaches and the law is unclear.
• the Bureau only provided technical assistance which did not involve interception of communications, involving three of the individuals, so no breach occurred.
• the remaining cases involved the collection of metadata, and the Inspector-General formed the view that there had arguably been no breach, noting once again that the law is unclear.