making the rounds: The photograph purporting to show recently fired minister in the Ministry of National Security Collin Partap being administered a breathalyser test inside the Belmont Police Station has gone viral on Facebook but has not been confirmed as that of the former minister.
Picture claimed to be breathalyser test goes viral on Facebook
A PHOTOGRAPH purporting to show recently fired minister in the Ministry of National Security Collin Partap being administered a breathalyser test inside the Belmont Police Station has gone viral on social networking site Facebook.
The photograph shows a man who is purported to be Partap with his mouth on the tube of a breathalyser.
The caption on the photo is "Exclusive to PNM Abroad".
PNM Abroad was established as an overseas and online networking branch of the T&T- based People's National Movement (PNM), information on the group's Facebook page stated yesterday.
Deputy Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson yesterday told the Express in a telephone interview that an investigation would be launched to determine the validity of the photograph and how it was obtained.
Richardson said he had no knowledge of the photograph in question when the Express contacted him for comment last night.
"This is news to me, I know nothing about it and I will be unable to comment," Richardson said.
Told the photograph looks as though it was taken inside the police station, Richardson said an investigation would be launched into the matter.
Richardson is the second-in- command in the country's Police Service.