By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Publisher of the local daily – Kaieteur News – Glenn Lall – has lashed out at the country’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali – Hack after she handed down instructions to the police not to institute criminal charges against Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall.
Lall said the DPP’s judgment came as no surprise to him while suggesting that it was politically influenced.
“It’s not a surprise, it didn’t come to me as any surprise,” Lall told iNews during a telephone interview yesterday, Monday December 22.
Lall had made the police report after a conversation between his staff, Leonard Gildarie and the Attorney General was brought to his attention. He claimed that the conversation was threatening to his life and that of his employees.
Reacting to the DPP’s advice, Lall said he is more convinced now than ever that the laws in Guyana only offer protection to two sets of people.
“If you are a government official or a Party member then you can do no wrong… the law works against those who are not government supporters and Party members,” the Publisher opined.
Though unhappy, he has made it clear nonetheless that he not going to let the AG get away with the threats.
He reminded of recent charges that were instituted against him when was accused of threatening the Commissioner General of Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and questioned that if the law existed then to charge him, why it doesn’t exist now.
“Here we have a clear case where he [Nandlall] didn’t deny what was said and she [DPP] can’t find a charge… she has to be joking, she is not even fit to be sitting there,” Lall ranted.
He rubbished the DPP’s explanation that “The alleged recording of a telephone conversation between the Attorney General and the Minister of Legal Affairs and Mr. Gildarie, does not fall under Section 1a1 (a) or (b) Chapter 8:02…. in these circumstances, the communication to Gildarie does not provide an evidential basis which can support the institution of criminal proceedings.”
Lall believes the DPP is setting a bad example for Guyana.
“What message does that’s end to young Lawyers coming to join the Chambers, I am not going to sit by and let it, we all have to stand up for a just Guyana .”
The Publisher said he has to now consult with his lawyers to challenge the DPP’s advice but noted that “she is the DPP and is not easy to fight or bring about charges against, she is it, she is God and almighty.”
Lall said it was indeed sad to learn of her instructions.
To read the DPP’s explanation which is contained in a previous article, click on the following link: http://www.inewsguyana.com/no-criminal-charges-for-ag-nandlall-dpp-advises/