Businessman accused of attempted murder tries to get ‘Short Boss’ to drop case – Court told

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Attorney-at-law Latchmi Rahamat has been assigned Special Prosecutor in the case against 32-year-old businessman who is accused of badly beating a disabled man on Main Street, Georgetown.

Abdul Imran Khan of Austin Street, Campbellville is charged for the indictable offence which alleged that on October 28, 2018 he attempted to murder Romario Baljeet popularly known as “Short Boss.”

He is currently on remand and is represented by attorney-at-law Glenn Hanoman and Everton Singh-Lammy.

When the matter was recalled on Monday before the Chief Magistrates Ann McLennan, Ramahat told the court that she was authorised from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to prosecute the case against Khan.

Rahamat told the court that the defendant and his relatives have called the victim’s father to drop the matter.
Additionally, a male relative of the defendant went to the victim’s home to settle the matter.

The prosecutor noted that these matters have been reported to the Police and is currently under investigation.
She disclosed that the victim is scheduled to return back to the hospital for a check-up. The doctors have still listed Baljeet’s injuries as life threatening since he has a rupture vein to his left side face.

The Magistrate, based on the prosecution’s report, further remanded Khan to prison until November 26.
According to the facts, on the day in question about 02:00 hrs, to the night club with his friends.

After spending over an hour in the club, they decided to leave, and the defendant and his brother Safraz Kahn were standing at the gateway.

As a result, Baljeet walked between the two men, and Abdul dealt him several punches about his head and face causing him to fall to the ground.

Abdul then took a glass bottle and drinking glass and smashed it on Baljeet right side face resulting in injuries and bleeding. Abdul then continue to kick and punch Baljeet again.

Baljeet was picked up in an unconscious state and was taken to the Woodlands Hospital. Two surgeries were done to the victim’s face and more is yet to be done.

The police have obtained CCTV footage from the night club. Safraz Kahn, the General Manager of Pier One Sound, was charged for discharging his licence firearm. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He was also represented by attorney-at-law Glenn Hanoman and Everton Singh-Lammy. Kahn was released on $50,000 bail with the condition that he report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday. The matter was adjourned until November 28.

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