Tuesday 24 November, 2020

SRP officer among three on assault charges

A Special Reserve Police officer and two Charlieville men have been granted bail with surety in differing amounts, after appearing before a Chaguanas Magistrate on Monday.

The three are jointly charged with common assault against a 47- year-old man last Sunday.

PC Naren Beharry, 30, of Joyce Road, Chaguanas, last attached to Chaguanas Police Station, Sanjay Arshad Baal, 29, of Medford Street, Charlieville, and Nicholas Roopnarine, 27, of Gaindiah Street, Charlieville, appeared before Senior Magistrate Joanne O’Connor, in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ 1st Court, on Monday, to answer to the charges.

Beharry also faced additional charges of common assault and possession of firearm and ammunition to endanger life against four other male victims on June 18.

He was granted $400,000 bail, while Baal and Roopnarine, were granted $250,000 and $65,000 bail respectively, to be approved by a Clerk of the Peace.

The matter was adjourned to July 23, 2018.

The 47-year-old victim of Charlieville, was liming at a bar in the area around 9:30pm on June 17, 2018, when he was approached by three men, one armed with a gun. The men proceeded to beat the victim with the weapon before leaving.

Hours later, the armed assailant proceeded to Gaindiah Street, Charleville, where he fired several shots at four male victims; a 70-year-old, a 40-year-old, a 35-year-old and a 28-year-old.

No one was injured.

Police say the two incidents are believed to have resulted from an ongoing domestic dispute.

Investigations were supervised by ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith and Inspector (Ag.) Marlon Alexander, of the Chaguanas CID, while the trio was charged by Sgt. Joseph Jagmohan, also of the Chaguanas CID, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, last Friday.


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