Salim Bacchus wanted in connection with Berbice cop murder

Police yesterday afternoon expressed an interest in Salim Bacchus, in connection with the execution-style killing of Berbice narcotics Detective Constable, Jirbahan Dianand.

Dianand was found with a gunshot wound to the head in his car on September 14.

According to a wanted bulletin, Bacchus called ‘Black Salim’ of Lot 139 Line Path `D’ Corriverton, Berbice is wanted for questioning in relation to that murder investigation.

Salim Bacchus

Bacchus made headlines in November last year after he and several others were charged in relation to an 82-pound cocaine bust at Skeldon.

In May this year, he was the last to be freed.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, hours after his release, appealed the dismissal. It is unclear what has become of that appeal.

In September, Police had issued a bulletin for another man wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of Constable Dianand

Police said Mool Persaud Maniram c/d “Rakesh” was wanted for questioning in relation to murder committed on Police Constable 20682 Dianand on September 14, 2012.

Jirbahan Dianand

Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell had told this newspaper that from all indications, Dianand knew his killer, pointing out that the car was stopped on the lonely roadway.


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