Friday, January 19, 2018

Anand's cases adjourned to next year

Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan with his wife Nalini. Photo: Alexander Bruzual

WITH the support of his wife Nalini Ramlogan, former attorney general Anand Ramlogan appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court on Friday on two criminal charges.

He appeared before Magistrate Nanette Forde John on the indictable charges.

He is charged with misbehaviour in public office and obstruction of justice as a result of a  report made by Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West on January 28, 2015.

And according to the second charge “Ramlogan seasonably believing that David West was a potential witness in judicial proceedings, did use threats, bribery or other means to dissuade West from giving evidence contrary to Section 11(2) (A) of the Criminal Offences Act.

Ramlogan was arrested at his home in Palmiste, south Trinidad before daybreak on Tuesday.

He spent 36 hours at the Police Headquarters Port of Spain before being charged late on Wednesday.

Ramlogan was allowed to leave on $350,000 bail.

In court today, the charges were read to Ramlogan. He was not called upon to enter a plea. He was allowed to leave on continuing bail.

The cases were adjourned to January 11, 2018.