No reason for not charging Finance Minister over traffic violations

– Transparency Institute

The Transparency Institute Guyana Inc (TIGI) yesterday said there was no ground for not proceeding with charges against Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh for traffic violations related to his February 23 accident, saying the advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to police not to charge is “seriously flawed.”

Last week, the Guyana Police Force announced that legal advice was obtained from the DPP “that no charge be instituted” since the affected parties, Jaggernauth Hira and Parbattie Shivcharran, who were in the car the minister crashed into, have stated that they no longer wish to pursue the matter.

But in a statement yesterday registering its dissatisfaction at the way both the police and the DPP dealt with the case, TIGI said the police force …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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