LETTER: IAC calls for swift and thorough investigation into robbery at L. Seepersaud Maraj and Sons Jewellery

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Dear Editor,

IAC expresses support to L. Seepersaud Maraj Sons and calls for swift and thorough investigative action

The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is appalled and outraged to learn from the media, that L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons, an esteemed family business which has been in operation for generations, is now incurring millions of dollars in losses due to a robbery which occurred sometime between 2nd – 3rd July 2018.

The IAC, a non-profit, non-governmental, organization which deals with issues and concerns of persons of Indo-Guyanese origin, including educational and social work, recognizes the Maraj Sons as distinguished descendants of East Indian Indentured labourers, who had worked tirelessly to establish its name in the jewellery industry, and contributed significantly to the development of an independent Guyana through philanthropic activities.

The IAC understands that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and a private security firm are responsible for ensuring the security of the business which is located in the Stabroek Market, and the organization is disappointed to read about the lack of diligence demonstrated by the two entities in responding to this horrific ordeal.

The IAC is pleased to discern that no one was hurt from the incident and expresses its support to and stand in solidarity with, the sons of L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons at this time of affliction, and the organization is calling upon the relevant authorities to undertake swift and thorough action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The IAC further calls upon the M&CC, and the private security firm involved to provide an explanation as to how this incident could have occurred and to initiate measures to avoid any possible repeat in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Saira Alli

IAC Secretary

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