Wit­ness tam­per­ing charge dis­charged against So­han

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A wit­ness tam­per­ing charge which was in­sti­tuted against at­tor­ney at law, Chan­dra So­han in June was yes­ter­day dis­missed in the New Am­s­ter­dam Mag­is­trate’s Court by Mag­is­trate Alex Moore, af­ter a no-case sub­mis­sion was made by So­han’s de­fence team.

So­han, 52, of Lot 47 Palmyra Vil­lage, was charged at the New Am­s­ter­dam Mag­is­trate’s Court with at­tempt­ing to ob­struct the course of jus­tice in the PI into the charge against Mar­cus Brian Bis­ram and the five other ac­cused in the mur­der of Num­ber 70 Vil­lage car­pen­ter Faiyaz Narine­datt.

It was al­leged that be­tween June 1st, 2017 and June 30th, 2017, in his ca­pac­ity as an at­tor­ney, So­han al­legedly ad­vised a wit­ness, Zubair Ally, to give false ev­i­dence be­fore Mag­is­trate Rabindra­nauth Singh in the PI and made an ap­pear­ance be­fore Mag­is­trate Singh in­di­cat­ing that the state­ment by Ally was false.

In the de­fence’s no-case sub­mis­sion, they ar­gued that there was no ev­i­dence to show that So­han, a for­mer mag­is­trate, had done any­thing wrong.

A Pre­lim­i­nary In­quiry in re­la­tion to the five men who were charged for the mur­der of Narine­datt has since been com­pleted and the men have been com­mit­ted to stand trial in the High Court in Ber­bice.

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