The investigation into a death threat against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley has reached a "critical stage", Deputy Commissioner of Police Mervyn Richardson has said.
Richardson would not discuss the issue in detail, but assured that the threat against Rowley earlier this month was being actively investigated.
National Security Minister Jack Warner made the disclosure of a death threat against Rowley at a community meeting in Trou Macaque, Laventille on October 2.
Richardson refused to say whether any security personnel had been assigned to the Opposition Leader.
"It is not something I want to discuss," he said.
Head of Special Branch, Assistant CoP Ann Marie Alleyne, could not be reached for comment last week, and Senior Superintendent Gary Gould would not say whether the political leader of the People's National Movement, (PNM) was assigned security.
The Sunday Express was reliably informed that the State had assigned no security to the Opposition Leader and he was forced to put his own safety measures in place.
It was also learned that six months after he was appointed Opposition Leader in June 2010, a security detail that was assigned to him was quietly removed without any explanation given.
Despite a query to the then National Security Minister John Sandy, Rowley's security was never re-installed, even now as police investigate a threat on his life, the Sunday Express learned.
Deputy Commissioner Richardson also said he had no knowledge of any police investigation into the Opposition Leader, contrary to a statement made by Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in the House of Representatives, on September 12, during a debate on the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Bill when the controversial Section 34 was repealed.
The AG told the House that the "Landate matter was still the subject of a police criminal investigation", even though Rowley was cleared by the Integrity Commission on a "technicality".
"I am not aware of any investigation into Dr Rowley," Richardson said, admitting however, that "I wouldn't know everything."
Meanwhile the investigation into the death threats against Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard is still on the police front burner but acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams has refused to discuss the matter publicly.
In July, the DPP was informed of threats against him.
To date, no one has been arrested but reports indicate that the threats emanated from behind the walls of one of the State's prisons.
The Sunday Express also learned, that one of the key suspects in the matter is an ex-convict, who was recently arrested on gun charges by the police.
Since then, the DPP has beefed up his security detail.