[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 74 – year – old man of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara charged with discharging a loaded firearm was ordered to post $100,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
Maxi Chung pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on May 8 at Georgetown, with intent to maim, harm of disfigure, he discharge a loaded firearm to Ganesh Ramrattan.
According to the Prosecution, on the day in question Ramrattan was drinking in a bar, when the defendant came in and was offered a drink by Ramrattan. The men are known to each other for a number of years and subsequently, engaged in a conversation.
Chung, who resides overseas allegedly started to speak ill about Guyana, when Ramrattan reminded him that he was born in Guyana. It is alleged that Chung became annoyed and they both had an argument, after which Ramrattan walked out of the bar.
Chung allegedly followed him and discharged the weapon to Ramrattan’s leg.
He was represented by Attorney – at – law Jainarine Singh, who told the Court that his client is licensed firearm holder for over 34 years.
Meanwhile, Ramrattan, a miner, was also charged with unlawful wounding.
He pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on the same day at Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Chung.
Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru did not object to bail and the case will call again on July 18.