Dharamlall, IDB official settle “threat” matter

first_imgAfter having the Police file for almost two weeks, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers on Wednesday returned the document to the Criminal Investigations Department without any recommendations for charges to be filed against People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Nigel Dharamlall, who had threatened to shoot an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) official.Guyana Times was made to understand that DPP Shalimar Ali-Hack did not make any recommendations on the issue since the lawyers for the two parties have decided to settle the matter and not go through the judicial process.Dharamlall recently came into the limelight after a Police complaint was filed that he allegedly whipped out his gun and threatened toPPP/C MP Nigel Dharamlallshoot the official after the individual was seen communicating with his (Dharamlall’s) ex-wife.The Police had confirmed the report and launched an investigation into the matter. The case file was subsequently sent to the DPP chambers on May 27.After the matter was publicised, Dharamlall was advised by his attorney, Glenn Hanoman, not to comment on the issue as to not interfere with or prejudice the investigation.The Attorney further noted that given the sensational speculations and inaccurate information in the public domain, it must be made clear that his client was “unequivocally” denying any involvement in any criminal act.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had told a news conference that the Party would be expecting an explanation from its MP.“Clearly, he has to give solid explanations, believable explanations to the executive of the Party and to us. He has to give those because it is a serious matter, the allegations are serious,” Jagdeo posited.The Opposition Leader went on to say that the matter would be discussed at the Party’s executive meeting, which was scheduled for last Friday. However, when contacted over the past weekend, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee said that the matter was not brought up.last_img

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