By Leroy Smith
[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.
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.