Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Partap delay

This is the second time I have felt compelled to comment on the so-called Partap issue.

Firstly, what are the circumstances that warrant this matter being forwarded to the DPP?

Secondly, why did it take the police two months to prepare this report?

Thirdly, since Mr Partap confrontation with the police, many persons have been subjected to the breathalyser test and some have had to pay heavy fines.

The fact that the DPP had to return the file to the police for apparently more information asks the question whether some of the persons previously charged were in fact properly charged.

Two issues come to mind:

1. this matter only adds to the perception that there are two sets of laws in T&T, one for those in high office and another for the poor and dispossessed, and 2. this in no way helps to restore confidence in the Police Service.

Annette Singh

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