Freed of murder a week
An ex policeman who was recently freed on a murder charge by a Berbice
Magistrate is among the quartet in custody as investigations continue
in the daring Wednesday night robbery committed on Crabwood Creek
businessman, Ramesh Kalicharran.
Charges are likely soon against the ex-cop and three others, including
a serving rank. They are all in custody at the Springlands Police
Station as investigators seek the advice of the Director of Public
The men had robbed Kalicharran, 53, of Grant 1805, Crabwood Creek of
jewellery worth over $100,000 and $400,000 in cash before escaping.
Kaieteur News understands that the ex-cop was held after he was
implicated by the serving policeman who was arrested minutes after the
According to reports reaching Kaieteur News, two men, one of whom was
later identified as the policeman who is stationed at the Central
Police Station, had robbed Kallicharran who was in his shop.
The men had entered under the guise of wanting to buy aerated drinks.
However, as Kalicharran was in the process of attending to them, he
was handcuffed and ordered to hand over his belongings. The
businessman complied after which the men fled. An alarm was raised and
quick action by the police led to two men being held in a motorcar at
a roadblock at the No.76 Village Public Road, Corentyne.
The two, including the policeman were taken to the Springlands Police
Station. The men who were unmasked were identified by the victim as
being the men who had robbed him. Further inquiries led to the arrest
of the others.
Kaieteur News understands that the Police Constable who also
moonlights as a taxi driver is now blaming his former colleague for
setting him up.
He had told his family that he was going on a drugs raid up the
Corentyne, but claimed that he fell into the robbery trap.
His former colleague, Satish Ragnarine, who hails from Orealla and who
was also stationed at the Central Police Station was among three
policemen who were implicated in the murder committed on Emron
Hoossein, on April 12, 2004.
His matter was discharged by Magistrate Krisendat Persaud in the New
Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court a week ago.
Ragnarine had escaped from custody and had fled to Orealla, but was
later recaptured and brought to trial.
The other two men who were captured hail from Canje and Skeldon and
are well known to the authorities for their notoriety.