Abel See­taram de­tained over al­leged as­sault of cop, re­leased on bail

Stabroek News - - WORLD NEWS -

Abel See­taram, APNU+AFC Re­gion Five coun­cil­lor was on Thurs­day evening ar­rested in Wood­ley Park, West Coast Ber­bice, af­ter he al­legedly as­saulted and ver­bally abused a po­lice con­sta­ble at­tached to the Fort Welling­ton Po­lice Sta­tion and was re­leased on $10,000 sta­tion bail last evening.

The in­ci­dent is said to have oc­curred at a Peo­ple’s Pro­gres­sive Party/Civic com­mu­nity meet­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion gath­ered, the PPP/C on Thurs­day af­ter­noon held a com­mu­nity meet­ing at Gos­sai’s Square, Wood­ley Park, West Coast Ber­bice.

A res­i­dent, who was present at the meet­ing said, “He (See­taram) come on he bi­cy­cle and he start cuss up and get on”.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion re­ceived, See­taram, who is no stranger to con­tro­ver­sies, was in­volved in sev­eral arguments with per­sons gath­ered at the meet­ing.

Stabroek News was told that the po­lice cau­tioned him to make his point with­out us­ing ex­ple­tives but that fur­ther an­noyed See­taram.

He con­tin­ued to ridicule the op­po­si­tion while the speak­ers de­liv­ered their ad­dresses to the gather­ing, dur­ing which the po­lice con­sta­ble present fur­ther in­ter­vened.

See­taram and a PPP/C supporter were then in­volved in a heated ar­gu­ment and the po­lice for a third time in­ter­vened and this seem­ingly an­gered See­taram.

“He hold the po­lice uni­form and chuck he up …”, the res­i­dent noted.

See­taram was found guilty of a wound­ing charge at the Fort Welling­ton Mag­is­trate’s Court on May 30 and was sen­tenced to 18 months im­pris­on­ment in June.

See­taram, a for­mer Prime Min­is­ter’s Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Re­gion Five, 36, of Lot 121 B Wood­ley Park Vil­lage, West Coast Ber­bice was charged with the felo­nious wound­ing of Nat­eram Rabindra­nauth, 54, a vendor of Lot 64 A Wood­ley Park Vil­lage, West Coast Ber­bice on Jan­uary 21.

See­taram’s lawyer, At­tor­ney at Law, Arud Gos­sai, had filed an ap­peal on June 13 against the con­vic­tion, on his client’s be­half and Jus­tice Brass­ing­ton Reynolds at the High Court in Ber­bice placed the coun­cil­lor on $150,000 bail, which he is presently out on pend­ing the out­come of the ap­peal.

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