Mason gets bail after denying assaulting cops

A mason, who allegedly assaulted police ranks as they tried to arrest him in connection with a robbery, was granted his release on $100,000 bail last Friday.

Randy Bharrat, 43, of 34 Albouys Street, Albouystown, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly in Georgetown and was read a charge which stated that on July 2nd, 2018, at Albouystown, Georgetown, he assaulted Police Constable 21507 Mark Griffith, with intent to prevent lawful apprehension of himself.

A second charge read against Bharrat stated that on the same day and at the same location, he unlawfully assaulted another policeman, Ryan Pollard.

Bharrat denied the charges.

According to prosecution’s case, on the day in question, police ranks went to Bharrat’s home in order to apprehend him in relation to the robbery of Cindy Ramnaresh. However, the accused forcefully resisted and dealt Constable Griffith several lashes to his right hand.

Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the court that the accused had a propensity for violence and was also previously charged with the possession of a firearm without being the holder of a licence as well as robbery.

Magistrate Daly subsequently granted Bharrat his release on $80,000 bail for the refusal of lawful arrest charge and $20,000 bail on the simple assault charge. She further ordered that Bharrat report to the Head of  Criminal Investigation Department, at Ruimveldt Police Station on Mondays at 9 am.  The matter was adjourned until August 31st.

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