PI into attempted murder of cops continuing

The preliminary inquiry (PI) into the attempted murder of Police Constables Rajindra Singh and Damintra Indrapaul for which Colin Jones, Randy Mars, Jafar Simpson, Anthony Watson and Basil Morgan are accused continued yesterday.

Detective Constable Silburn Elias, who is attached to the Brickdam Police Station, took the witness stand and testified.

The PI continues tomorrow.

The matter is being heard before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

On December 2, Jones was charged with murdering two of his former gang members and another man and was jailed for eight years on a series of other charges, including cultivation of ganja and possession of an unlicensed weapon and ammunition.

Jones was jointly charged along with Mars and Simpson for discharging a loaded firearm, murder, attempted murder and setting fire to a building. Among the other charges levelled against Jones are murder, attempted murder and escaping from lawful custody.

Initial reports reaching Stabroek News are that Jones had told investigators that the gang had been at the Kara Kara Creek location for about 16 months. Commissioner of Police Henry Greene said that was not the first time police had visited the Kara Kara Creek location in relation to this matter.

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