Wednesday 27 May, 2020

UPDATED: Former AG to be charged in witness tampering probe

Charges are yet to be laid against former attorney general Anand Ramlogan in relation to a witness tampering case.

Ramlogan was arrested on Tuesday following a police raid at his home around 6am that day. He was detained at the Police Administration Building and questioned for around 15 hours.

Police are at this time still receiving instructions from the Director of Public Prosecution on how to proceed. 

Ramlogan faces charges of perversion of the course of justice and misbehaviour in public office.

Allegations of witness tampering were made against then Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in 2015 by Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West, six days before he took up the post.

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.

Ramlogan is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate today.


Editor's Note: Earlier information from Attorney Gerald Ramdeen indicated that his client, former attorney general Anand Ramlogan, had been charged and would appear in court at 9am. The story has been updated to reflect that charges have not yet been laid against Ramlogan. 

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: