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Saturday 8 August, 2020

Debe man fined for 'planassing' neighbour with cutlass

A Debe man has been fined $1,900, after he attacked his neighbour with a cutlass.

Daniel Jhagroo, 25, was fined, and ordered to pay a compensation of $1,500 to his victim, following his appearance before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor in the San Fernando Magistrates Court.

Jhagroo was represented by attorney Ainsley Lucky while the State’s interest was represented by police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip.

He was charged by PC Sankar of the Barrackpore Police Station.

The court was told that Jhagroo was arrested on Saturday afternoon along Derrick Road, Debe, when he was seen waving a cutlass towards the victim.

When confronted by police, the 25-year-old dropped the weapon.

He was searched and 1.5 grammes of marijuana was allegedly found in his pocket.

Jhagroo’s neighbour told police that he had been “planassed” with the cutlass (beaten with the flat part of the cutlass) and showed them injuries to his knee and arm.

As a result, the 25-year-old was arrested and charged.

Jhagroo pleaded guilty to the allegations, following which he was fined.

He was given 60 days to pay the fine or face 60 days of hard labour.

More on this as it becomes available.

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