Thursday 5 December, 2019

Anand arrested!

Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan has been arrested over allegations of witness tampering. 

Having been in custody for roughly 15 hours, investigators are now seeking instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions on how to proceed with the case.

In 2015, Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West made a report to police against Ramlogan for alleged witness tampering. 

West alleged that Ramlogan asked him to withdraw his witness statement in a defamation lawsuit relating to the failed extradition of Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh in exchange for him being selected for the job as PCA Director.

Police executed a search warrant at Ramlogan's home around 6 this morning.

His attorney, Gerald Ramdeen, confirmed that about 12 police vehicles arrived at the former attorney general's home with a search warrant. 

His home was searched, after which he was arrested. 

Ramlogan was taken to the Police Administration Building, Sackville Street, Port-of-Spain for questioning. 

Up to 1 pm, he was still being interviewed. 

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