GRA Boss refuses to give evidence against Glenn Lall; matter thrown out

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By Leroy Smith

Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall (right) and his Lawyer, Khemraj Ramjattan arrives at the Sparendaam Magistrate's Court. [iNews' Photo]
Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall (right) and his Lawyer, Khemraj Ramjattan arrives at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur has refused to give evidence against Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall in the case of threatening language, which Lall is accused of using towards the GRA Boss.

Lall was charged with offence and appeared today, Monday, November 24 before Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court where he was informed that the matter was dismissed since Sattaur refused to give evidence against Lall in the matter.

Following the announcement by the Magistrate, loud applause filled the Court room.

The Magistrate informed Lall through his Attorney, Khemraj Ramjattan that a legal representative for Sattaur was earlier in the courtroom and informed the court that the GRA boss would no longer be interested in offering evidence.

Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur
Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Khurshid Sattaur

The Court heard that Lall on August 29, 2014 made use of threatening language against Sattaur. Lall pleaded not guilty.

Speaking with reporters outside of the Court room, Lall said, “I only wish that the same speed the police and the DPP pronounce on this investigation, they do the same with the Anil Nandlall recording.”

He further noted, “This is disrespectful to the people of this country. This is not a mockery only to the judiciary, it’s a mockery to the nation, the police, the DPP and her office; it’s a complete waste of resources,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, Ramjattan told Reporters that the DPP may want to bring more charges against Lall.

“This may not be the end of it; they would probably want to bring on some other charges and other things to pressure the newspaper man that has been doing such a good job of exposing them.”

Lall was accompanied to Court this morning by Editor-in-Chief of the Kaieteur News, Adam Harris; Senior Reporter, Leonard Gildaire followed by Social Activists, Mark Benschop and Freddie Kissoon.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Benchop! you have now surface, Mr. Bharrat should have leave you in jail to rotten, you little benchop, your are an embarrassment, are you not ashame? you are a bad influence for this nation, you are a trouble maker. Little boy benchop like you were all your school years in the back bench, you didn’t learn any manners, you teacher must have had plenty headache, becuase of you. You are always on the wrong and loosing side. You need some good spanking on a yo behind…….The authorities should be on the look out for this little devil, this chap may want to cause disgrace and confusion, AGAIN! in our sweet sweet Guyana. The old saying ……birds of one feathers flock together, to keep one another warm, dem loosers….

    Has anyone heard of anyone changed for treason lately? Its the little boy benchop! Benchop should repay Mr.Bharrat , by doing Mr. Bharrat house work and bulbbing his shoes.

  2. Magistrate Alex Moore>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Following the announcement by the Magistrate, loud applause filled the Court room>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    U do the crime U come to this magistrate…
    Even PNC James Bond is no match for the MookLall man..
    case closed..

  3. Hats off to you Mr. Sattaur. Indeed you have shown maturity. You have proven to be a better man, a bigger man. I don’t think those scoundrel will ever meet your standard based on their statements this morning. Mr. Sattaur, you must not lose your focus on your job. if you do, then Guyana will lose billions of dollars, and that’s what those detractors want. I do have one thing against you though, and that is on the topic of “GRAVITY HALL” I know Kaieteur news will never, ever, want anyone to know about it. But people know. Glen really think Guyanese are fools!

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