Judge orders trial for $54M in diamonds missing while in police possession

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Justice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln has ordered a trial for the matter involving Ronald Khan’s $54M in missing diamonds, which vanished from police hands after it was recovered from a 1994 robbery investigation.

The State has declined to settle with the applicant, arguing that Khan waited too long to file his claim in relation to the alleged missing merchandise.

The legal team for the Attorney General Chambers’ says many persons involved in the case are now deceased.

The matter goes to trial in August of this year.

The large quantity of uncut diamonds belonged to Khan, a businessman who had filed a civil law suit after his gemstones disappeared while in police possession. The case was filed in 2011.

INews understands that Khan’s Ewang Creek Mining Camp was robbed of the diamonds in 1994 but the precious merchandise was recovered by Guyana Police Force ranks and taken to the Mahdia Police Station, where it was inspected and the quantity was verified.

However, the stones vanished somewhere in E and F Division and over time the defendants in the criminal matter either escaped or died.

Khan maintains that he wants his property returned and had even written to former Police Commissioner, Henry Greene in 2010 for his diamonds.

Khan, who is represented by Nigel Hughes, said that he is willing to settle once the State returns his diamonds.

Nevertheless, he is seeking in excess on $100,000 in damages, interests and court costs.

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