Although Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh has been relieved of ministerial responsibility, he still remains under police investigations.
Police sources said they have identified at least six persons who may be able to assist with investigations on whether Ramadharsingh was in breach of the Civil Aviation Act on the domestic flight from Tobago two Sundays ago.
Section 60 of the Act states that: a person, while in an aircraft shall not do any act that threatens the safety of the aircraft or of persons on board...or use abusive language towards a crew member of passenger...or intentionally interfere with the performance of duty by a crew member.
Section 60 also states that: a person on board an aircraft in flight who is intoxicated to such extent as to give rise to a reasonable apprehension that he or she is likely to be a danger aboard the aircraft...shall be guilty of an offence.
The law also states that: anyone who commits an offence under Section 60 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $25,000...plus one year in custody.
Police sources have confirmed the investigator has been in contact with officials from Caribbean Airlines, and they said the company was cooperating fully with the police.
It was also explained that it will take about a “week and a half” before a determination could potentially be made as to whether there was a breach of the law, and whether or not the former minister will be taken in for questioning.
Police sources have said that, as of late yesterday, Dr Ramadharsingh had not been interviewed by police regarding this investigation.
However, it was confirmed that the assault allegation initially made against him will not be pursued any further as the complainant in the matter has told police that she does not wish to press any further charges.
(As seen on TV6)