[www.inewsguyana.com] – 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.