Blanhum’s removal not demotion – Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday said the recent reassignment of Senior Superintendent of Police Wendell Blanhum, from Crime Chief to Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division, is not a demotion.

“The reassignment of police ranks is something very common in the police force and if at this juncture the [acting] Commissioner is of the opinion that he will be better assigned to the Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division, that is where he will go,” Ramjattan told reporters.

Blanhum was reassigned on Monday when he returned for duty after spending almost three months of accumulated leave.

Commissioner of Police (Ag) David Ramnarine told Stabroek News on Monday….