‘F’ Di­vi­sion com­man­der to act as Crime Chief

-as Blan­hum pro­ceeds on leave

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Crime Chief Wendell Blan­hum has pro­ceeded on ac­cu­mu­lated leave from yes­ter­day and Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Ravin­dra­dat Budhram will be act­ing in his post un­til De­cem­ber.

Act­ing Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice David Ram­nar­ine yes­ter­day con­firmed to Stabroek News that Budhram, who has been Com­man­der of ‘F’ Di­vi­sion for a num­ber of years, will be act­ing Crime Chief.

Deputy Crime Chief Rishi Dass, who was ap­pointed to the po­si­tion ear­lier this year, is presently on sick leave. This news­pa­per was told that Dass has writ­ten to Ram­nar­ine and Blan­hum re­quest­ing re­moval from the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment (CID). How­ever, sev­eral ef­forts made to con­firm this proved fu­tile.

Ram­nar­ine said Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Ed­mond Cooper, who served as Deputy Com­man­der of ‘B’ Di­vi­sion, will be fill­ing in as Com­man­der of ‘F’ Di­vi­sion.

Stabroek News was re­li­ably in­formed that Blan­hum had re­quested to pro­ceed on leave since July but was un­able to do so af­ter the July 9 Camp Street jail­break.

Blan­hum, who is cur­rently on 90 days of ac­cu­mu­lated leave, is ex­pected to re­turn to his of­fice in De­cem­ber be­fore the hol­i­day sea­son be­gins.

Ravin­dra­dat Budhram

Wendell Blan­hum and Ravin­dra­dat Budhram

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