Delay mars trial of Sanjay’s Jewellery owner; Lawyer moves to High Court

Bishnarine Sanjay Persaud
Sanjay Persaud during his first court appearance
Sanjay Persaud during his first court appearance

[] – The case against owner of Sanjay’s Jewellery, Bishnarine ‘Sanjay’ Persaud has been delayed due to an action filed in the High Court by his lawyer, Glen Hanoman before Chief Justice (ag), Ian Chang.

During his appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday, July 28, a further adjournment was granted in the matter until September 30.

On September 12, 2014 Persaud was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Leon Hunte, 55 years, of Stone Avenue, Blygezight was struck and killed by a sports car, driven by the businessman, at Lamaha Street, Georgetown. He was mute and worked at City Hall.

On Tuesday, his lawyer was scheduled to mount his defence in the matter, but informed the Magistrate that an action has been filed in the High Court because his client was not given enough time to prepare for his defence.

Persaud had pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first court appearance and was granted bail $1.5 M. Particulars of the charge are that on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lamaha Street, Newtown-Kitty, Georgetown, he allegedly drove motor car PKK 5501 in a manner that was dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Hunte.

The prosecution is being led by Police Inspector Vishnu Hunt and the prosecution’s case is that about 11:15 PM, Persaud was driving east along Lamaha Street at a fast rate of speed when he collided with Hunte who was riding a pedal cycle in the same direction.




  1. since you knew the drug lords, why don’t you go to the police with the info. you stupid mouth organ.

  2. this is one of the drugs lord in GT that thinks that he is untouchable, i hope the magistrate see the case for what it`s worth,he is driving sports car and took the life of a poor man riding home from work,i hope she gives him the MAX.

  3. The law is even more one sided when it comes to choke and rob, burglary and when homes are broken into resulting in robbery and murder

  4. Many persons in Guyana have went to prison for dangerous driving deaths. How is it that the law would allow extended period of freedom for those with money. Lol. This is funny. If he does not get jail. The law is very one sided. Either way he got money so we know after he spend about 10 million he will have his freedom and the family of the dead man just gets pushed around.


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