Cops deny receiving tip that abducted businessman was in abandoned house

Six men are in custody as the probe into the kidnapping and murder of businessman Rajendra Singh continues and the police have denied receiving a tip that the man was being held in an abandoned Goedverwagting house and didn’t act on it speedily.

“The police have acted professionally, and are continuing to do so, in keeping with its operational procedures, in the investigations into the kidnap and murder of businessman Rajendra Singh,” the police said in a statement responding to a Sunday Stabroek article headlined `Police told where kidnap victim held; did not search house until too late.’

The article reported that the police had received a tip that Singh was being held in an abandoned house at Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara but ranks only visited the location hours later ….