By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Vice President and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has made it clear that the APNU+AFC administration is not willing to allow self-confessed Death Squad member, Sean Hinds get away with murder simply by making a few revelations.
Ramjattan’s comment comes after Hinds in a recent interview questioned what was in the whole framework for him were he to begin listing persons whose names have been withheld in connection to high profile murders.
“There will be nothing in it for him; what’s gotta be there for him? He’s helping, so what? If he murdered, we are going to allow him to get away from that?…We are going to take care of all those who committed wrongs,” said Ramjattan.
Ramjattan made it clear that any plea bargaining for Hinds would have to be undertaken by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Bibi Shalimar-Hack and the Guyana Police Force.
It should be noted that the Criminal Procedure (Plea Bargaining and Plea Agreement) Act 2008 allows the DPP to negotiate deals with criminals by agitation for sentence reductions in return for evidence against other criminals.
However, while it is the DPPP who has technical oversight, it is the Police who do the job.
“We would like to see him give an official statement and also questioned entirely on everything that he knows…Let him come forward and give some kind of statement,” Ramjattan told reporters on Monday, July 27.
The Vice President reiterated government’s position that “we are not going grant amnesty…Nobody is going to have a free lunch.”