Cop freed of bribery charge after victim refuses to give evidence

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A 28-year-old police constable was on Wednesday freed of a bribery charge by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after the victim in the case opted not to offer evidence.

Mario Parasram, who is stationed at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), was 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.

When the case was called on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court,  the victim, Patris Petrie, chose not to offer any evidence against Parasram. Subsequently, the charge against Parasram was dismissed.

On January 26, 2022, Parasram was first arraigned in court.

The father of two had 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 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.

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