Embattled Alliance For Change (AFC) Regional Councillor Abel Seetaram was on Thursday evening taken into custody after he reportedly chocked a Police Officer and allegedly assaulted a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporter during a public meeting.
The officer was at the time attempting to arrest the AFC Regional Councillor after he allegedly assaulted the PPP supporter at Woodley Park, West Coast Berbice (WCB).
According to an eyewitness, whilst the meeting was ongoing and speakers were addressing the gathering of over 300 persons, Seetaram rode towards the crowd and began hurling expletives and derogatory remarks.
He was reportedly warned about his actions by the Police and asked to desist but he continued to use abusive language. Seetaram then went over to the other side of the road and allegedly pushed the PPP supporter. When Police Officer intervened, Seetaram reportedly held onto him and choked him.
It is also alleged that the AFC official said he could not be arrested because the Public Security Minister does not like the PPP.
The 36-year-old of Lot 121 B Woodley Park, WCB, was recently sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after he was found guilty of felonious wounding committed on Nateram Rabindranauth, 54, a vendor of Lot 64 A Woodley Park.
The incident occurred on January 21, 2018, where he allegedly used a wood and battered Rabindranauth after he intervened in an altercation involving both their sons.
He was subsequently released on $150,000 bail pending an appeal.
He was also implicated in several misdemeanours including driving under the influence of alcohol and verbally abusing Police ranks.