By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon says government is satisfied with the recent decision of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to promote the police officers who were charged with torturing a 15 – year – old boy in 2008 at the Leonora Police Station.
Dr Luncheon told Reporters at a post cabinet media briefing on Wednesday, January 28 that the PSC provided a satisfactory explanation to Cabinet justifying the promotion of police officers Mohanran Dolai and Narine Lall.
Dolai was recently promoted to Corporal while Lall was promoted to Inspector.
Back in 2008, they were both charged with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause grievous bodily harm by burning the genitals of 15-year-old Twyon Thomas. The teenager was arrested in connection with the death of then Region Three Vice Chairman, Ramenaught Bisram.
The case against them was dismissed after the teenager did not show up in Court to testify.
According to Dr Luncheon, “the PSC, satisfied in having satisfied itself that the matter had been concluded and whatever recourse to the law, to departmental charges…the two police men were no longer to subject to discipline or legal challenges for the torture charges that were laid against them.”