Cop granted bail for allegedly demanding bribe

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A 28-year-old police constable was on Tuesday released on $100,000 bail for the offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice following allegations that he demanded money from a man to forgo being criminally charged.

Mario Parasram, who is stationed at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, appeared before Magistrate Rhondell Weever at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The father of two denied that between June 9 – 6, 2021 at Georgetown, he willfully attempted to obstruct or pervert the course of justice by demanding the sum of $200,000, from Patris Petrie to prevent the institution of a criminal charge against him.

Parasram of ‘B’ Field South Sophia, Georgetown was represented by attorney-at-law Bernard DaSilva, who made an application for reasonable bail.

The court prosecutor did not object to bail and so Magistrate Weever released the cop on $100,000 bail and adjourned the case to February 22, 2022.

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