File relating to Essequibo abduction sent for legal advice

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The case file in relation to the abduction and beating of 25-year-old minibus driver Imran Khan was sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

Khan, known as ‘Panko’ of Essequibo Coast, was severely beaten on Monday night over allegations that he was having a relationship with a female relative of the suspects. Police arrested a father and son in connection with the incident while the hunt continues for a third suspect who is a female.

Regional Commander (ag) Denise Griffith told the News Room that even though accusations were made that Khan was having inappropriate relationships with two female minors, no allegations were made against him to the police and no one has come forward with any evidence to this effect.

In the meantime, the father and son who were arrested will remain in custody and are expected to be charged.

Khan during a telephone interview with the News Room further denied having any relationship with the females.

Khan was attacked at his Essequibo Coast house at about 19:30hrs on Monday by two men; he said they tied him up, forced him into the trunk of a car, and took him to Essequibo Technical Institute Road where he was severely beaten and left to die. Khan was rescued by a passerby who took him to the hospital and the Anna Regina Police Station. He later took investigators to the scene where he was beaten.

Police subsequently found a white Spacio car that was involved in the abduction along with a cutlass, belt, and gun.

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