Witness tampering charge discharged against Sohan

Chandra Sohan

A witness tampering charge which was instituted against attorney at law, Chandra Sohan in June was yesterday dismissed in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court by Magistrate Alex Moore, after a no-case submission was made by Sohan’s defence team.

Sohan, 52, of Lot 47 Palmyra Village, was charged at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court with attempting to obstruct the course of justice in the PI into the charge against Marcus Brian Bisram and the five other accused in the murder of Number 70 Village carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt.

It was alleged that between June 1st, 2017 and June 30th, 2017, in his capacity as an attorney, Sohan allegedly advised a witness, Zubair Ally, to give false evidence before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh in the PI and made an appearance before Magistrate Singh indicating that the statement by Ally was false.

In the defence’s no-case submission, they argued that there was no evidence to show that Sohan, a former magistrate,  had done anything wrong.

A Preliminary Inquiry in relation to the five men who were charged for the murder of Narinedatt has since been completed and the men have been committed to stand trial in the High Court in Berbice.

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