Ram complains to police about blog

Chartered accountant Christopher Ram is calling on Police Commissioner Henry Greene to investigate a statement on a blog that he was among those questioned by the police about the posts on the Living Guyana blog.

In a letter addressed to Greene and dated March 3, Ram said that “I am writing to lodge a formal complaint to you with a request that you investigate a libelous report on the Blog liveinguyana.blogspot.com attributed to the Police. The Blog stated that I am one of three persons pulled in for questioning by the police in relation to the livinguyana.blogspot.com imbroglio”.

Stabroek News made several attempts to contact Greene but was unsuccessful. Crime Chief Seelall Persaud said that he was unaware of the letter or the complaint being made by Ram.

Ram in his letter stated that “such malicious and dangerous abuse” of the public space that falsely impugns the name of the police deserves immediate clarification from the Force and action associated with the site.

It was also noted that investigators were quick to respond in relation to one blog and Ram stated that he hopes the police will be as “decisive, effective and prompt” with the other.

Police said in a release earlier this week that they were investigating the Living Guyana blog as posts containing erroneous statements about two local banks were placed on that site.

According to police, the force acted after it received a complaint from GBTI concerning the article posted on the livinguyana.blogspot.com alleging a bail-out approach to the Bank of Guyana. Upon investigating, the police discovered a second article on the website which contained erroneous statements about Citizen’s Bank Guyana.

The Police described the acts as “erroneous” and “wicked” and stated that they were “intended to cause public mischief.”

The police said that an investigation has been launched to verify who is hosting this website and to pursue any information which surfaces during the investigation.  The release stated that both international and local agencies have been contacted for assistance in this investigation and added that if it is determined that the law has been broken anonymity will not exonerate anyone from the consequences.

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