No criminal charges for AG Nandlall – DPP advises

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali Hack
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali Hack

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali – Hack says no criminal charges can be brought against the country’s Attorney General, Anil Nandlall.

In a media release today, the DPP said the file has been returned to the police; reminding that it was in relation to the private telephone conversation between the Attorney-General and “his personal friend” Leonard Gildarie.

Ali – Hack pointed out that based on the evidence contained in the police file, the alleged conversation was not between the Attorney-General and Glen Lall.

Lall, Publisher of Kaieteur News, had made the police report after the conversation between his staff [Gildarie] was brought to his attention. Lall claimed that the conversation was threatening to his life and that of his staff.

To this end, the DPP explained that the offence in relation to Nandlall using threatening language with intent to provoke anyone else to commit a breach of the peace, “must be such as is likely to provoke a breach of the peace by anyone else that is the person to whom the threat is directed.”

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall
Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

She added “for the threatening language to result in provocation, the threat must be directly communicated to the person to whom it concerns, that is, in his presence and hearing. There is no evidence of this contained in the police file.”

Ali – Hack said too that there is no evidence for the offence in relation to the person using abusive, insulting, obscene or profane language to the annoyance of another.

“The alleged recording of a telephone conversation between the Attorney General and the Minister of Legal Affairs and Mr. Gildarie, does not fall under Section 1a1 (a) or (b) Chapter 8:02.”

Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall.
Publisher of the Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall.

“In these circumstances, the communication to Gildarie does not provide an evidential basis which can support the institution of criminal proceedings,” she said.

The DPP clarified that the police file in this matter was received at her Chambers on November 18.

The DPP took this opportunity to reiterate that she continues to maintain the integrity of the DPP’s Chambers by giving legal advice according to the statements in the police files and the Laws of Guyana which is done free of race, religion and political affiliation.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Why should the Attorney General be charged when Glen Lall has not been charged for allegedly killing a man in cold blood? Why should the Attorney General be charged when a former govt. Minister in the PNC Govt. has not been charged for poisoning his wife and shooting to death another Minister?

  2. I’m sure he will loose that battle if he is to be tried in court for illegal tapping. Then the opposition would say that nandlall and the government is breaching press freedom, that the government want close down Glenn Lall’s estate. That is the opposition thinking. They are not thinking that shall their next move failed what they would do.

  3. The Attorney General should’ve been more careful when talking to Kaieteur News. It may have been a friendly banter between two “friends”, but the AG should’ve known that KN is no friend of him and the PPP. Glen Lall will go after anyone who gets between him and his illegal dealings. As the AG of Guyana and an attorney, Mr Nandalall erred (lapsed big time) by trusting the KN. No doubt he (the AG) is much wiser now.

    In my opinion, there are three people in a cabinet that should be the toughest to penetrate and smartest. These are: (i) the AG, (ii) the Min of Foreign Affairs and (iii) the Min of Finance. Burnham always filled these positions with his best, usually well qualified men/women.

    What is next. Glen Lall should be arrested, tried and jailed for illegally taping a conversation between two individuals.

  4. The season is on,,,mother sally and the mas-ka-rade,,who ever expected anything to come out of this LINK SHOW,,at the end of the day Glen is a LALL he will vote Pee pee pee so he and the rest of actors just on stage ,,is rehearsal time,,Is NO BIG TING,,

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