[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former Minister of Health, Bheri Ramsaran has filed a motion in the Berbice High Court, through his lawyers, seeking to have the charge against him dismissed.
The former Health Minister under the PPP administration was recently charged for using insulting language against women rights activist, Sherlina Nageer.
He appeared again at the Whim Magistrate’s Court on Monday, September 21 before Magistrate Charlyn, where his lawyer, Mursaline Bacchus informed the court of the motion.
The motion was filed on the grounds that the State does not have the necessary ingredients to prove that there is enough evidence to find the accused guilty. This judgment by the defense was made after they had scrutinized the evidence that was presented by the prosecution.
Ramsarran is also represented by Attorney – at – Law, Adrian Anamayah and is expected to return to court on October 26. The recording of the confrontation between Nageer and Ramsaran went viral and received strong condemnation from Rights Groups and members of the diplomatic corps in Guyana.
The issue also resulted in several protests outside Ramsaran’s office, calling for his resignation; however while he did not resign public pressure forced former President Donald Ramotar, who was seeking another term in office, to fire Ramsaran.
The PPP was subsequently voted out of office and Ramsaran is now a Parliamentarian. During the verbal spat with Nageer, he threatened to slap and strip her because she interrupted his interview with Reporters who were challenging him to defend his record in government.
The exchange of words was recorded, the contents of which was revealed by the media on March 21, 2015.
“Shut your mouth and get out my face…I am not entertaining you…You idiot, we have less maternity. I am a Candidate leading these people. We are going to win the elections and do better….Get the hell out of my face…. F off,” Ramsaran could be heard saying on the recording.
He went on to tell Nageer that she is “a little piece of shit…idiot,” and asked a nearby police officer to arrest her.