[www.inewsguyana.com] – Parmanand Ishanally of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara charged with stealing hardware equipment was ordered to post $75,000 bail by Magistrate Faith McGusty on Thursday, April 03.
He pleaded guilty with an explanation to the offence, which alleged that between March 23 and 24 at Grove Public, East Bank Demerara, he stole one wheel burrow, two spades, one length of ¾ inch hose, one straight level and a quantity of steel rods together valued $ 77,600, property of Tarachandra Kellawan.
Ishanally said he bought the wheel borrow, spades and straight level, while he was paid $500 by a man to fetch some steel rods. The defendant declared that “I am guilty of fetching the steel rods but not stealing it.”
Given this explanation, a not guilty plea was entered.
Police Prosecutor, Tracy-May Gittens objected to bail on the basis that investigations are ongoing of a similar nature involving Ishanally. She said some of the articles were recovered at Ramesh Persaud’s home.
Meanwhile, 42 – year – old Persaud of Grove Squatting Area was charged with receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to the offense, which alleged that on March 24 at Grove, he received one wheel burrow valued $18,000, property of Kellawan.
The Prosecutor did not object to bail in relation to this defendant, since he has a medical condition. He was placed on $30,000 surety and the case against both men was transferred to Providence Magistrate’s Court for May 2.