Man charged over Palm Court shooting granted $50,000 bail

Safraz Khan

A Campbellville resident was yesterday charged and granted bail in relation to discharging a loaded firearm outside the Palm Court club on Main Street last weekend.

Safraz Khan, 37, appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore, who read the charge to him.

It is alleged that Khan, on October 28, at Main Street, Georgetown, discharged a loaded firearm within 100 yards of a public way.

Khan denied the allegation levelled against him.

Attorney Glenn Hanoman, who represented the accused, told the court that the police held his client in custody for over 72 hours. He added that the police seemed content with holding the defendant for an offence he cannot go to jail for.

Police prosecutor Worrel Thornhill, made no objection to bail being granted but requested that conditions be applied.

Magistrate Azore subsequently granted the accused $50,000 bail and ordered that he report to the Brickdam police station every Friday, beginning November 2.

The matter was later adjourned until November 28.

The charge against Khan comes days after a video recorded by surveillance cameras at the club were uploaded and shared on Facebook.

In the video, someone appeared to be discharging gunshots in front of the Georgetown nightclub.


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