US based-Guyanese Marcus Brian Bisram, the alleged mastermind in the murder of Number 70 Village carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt, yesterday appeared in a Brooklyn Federal Court and was refused bail until the completion of his extradition.
A report from CBS2 New York said that a judge yesterday ruled that Bisram would be held without bail until his extradition hearing, which is scheduled for July 13.
Twenty-seven-year-old Bisram was arrested in the Rockaways around 1 pm on Tuesday by members of the NYPD/US Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force, a report from the New York Daily News had said.
“He was living here in plain view,” a source was quoted as saying in the report.
Bisram has been named by the police here as a co-defendant in the murder of Narinedatt.
Five other men, including Bisram’s bodyguard, were charged with the murder.
Bisram, police have alleged, procured and commanded Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob to murder Narinedatt between October 31 and November 1, 2016, at Number 70 Village, Berbice. A preliminary inquiry into the murder charge against them is ongoing.
Narinedatt was last seen alive at a party in Number 70 Village that was hosted by Bisram. It had been alleged that Bisram made sexual advances towards Narinedatt but was rejected, which prompted him to order his associates to kill the carpenter.
It is believed that the defendants, who were armed with several objects, dealt Narinedatt several lashes about his body until he fell unconscious. His body was then placed in the trunk of a car, driven to the Number 70 Village road and dumped.
The CBS2 New York report said CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez spoke exclusively yesterday with Narinedatt’s wife, Pooja Pitam, who “cradled her sweet 1-year-old daughter — a baby girl who never had the chance to meet her father.”
Pitam, the report stated, said of Bisram: “It was hard to see him, because he is alive today and my husband is not around with us and my two child[ren] — they have to be without their father for the rest of their lives.”
The report also said that Pitam was concerned that money might help Bisram out, but she said she was relying on her faith. “They say prayer moves mountains,” the report quoted her as saying. “I’ll just keep praying and fighting for justice for my husband.”
Bisram’s mother, Sharmila Inderjali, and another woman, Maryanna Lionel, have also been jointly charged with corruptly offering $4 million to a police officer to forego charges against Motie, Datt, Parsram and Yacoob, who were in custody for the murder, and Bisram. They remain on trial.
Guyana, which issued a fugitive warrant for Bisram in March, will have to petition for his extradition, the New York Daily News report had said on Tuesday.