Thursday, January 18, 2018

....Police continue probe

Police are continuing their investigations into the alleged acts of violence against a woman by former minister of tourism Chandresh Sharma.

This was confirmed yesterday by public relations officer for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, acting Inspector Wayne Mystar, during the weekly press briefing at the police administration building on Sackville Street, Port of Spain.

When questioned by reporters, Mystar noted that according to the information he had, the police were still actively pursuing the matter. But he revealed that up to the press briefing Sharma had not been interviewed.

He noted that although he could not say why the former minister had not been approached by investigators, the public could rest assured that there would be no “cover-ups” in the enquiry.

“I can’t say why he has not been interviewed at this point, but I know that all the necessary protocols will be followed as it relates to the police making an intervention into that matter. Investigations are continuing and the TTPS remains a professional organisation and will operate in a professional manner and will investigate this matter, and all matters before it actually, with the highest degree of transparency,” Mystar said.

Sharma is the subject of investigations by the police for the alleged assault of his former girlfriend Sacha Singh, managing director of AMS Biotech Security Concept and AmSure T&T Ltd.

Singh had given a statement last week to officers of St Joseph Police Station which revealed that Sharma’s alleged physical abuse took place during an altercation on March 12 at Grand Bazaar.

As a result of the allegations, Sharma resigned from his position in the Government on Monday.