No bail for labourer accused of throwing missile in used car lot

Labour­er Clint John, who is ac­cused of throw­ing an ex­plo­sive de­vice in the used car-lot man­aged by Rachael Sukhdeo, has been de­nied bail un­der the Bail Amend­ment Act.

 

This means that John, 34, will have to wait 120 days be­fore he can ap­ply to the High Court for bail.

John, who gave two ad­dress­es at Pro­duc­tion Ave, Sea Lots and En­deav­our, Ch­agua­nas, ap­peared in the Ch­agua­nas Mag­is­trates' Cour­ty es­ter­day.

He was not called up­on to plead to the charge.

It is al­leged that on Oc­to­ber 25 at the cor­ner of Al­mond Dri­ve and En­deav­our Road, Ch­agua­nas he did throw in­to the build­ing of "Buy­ing, Sell­ing and Trad­ing" an ex­plo­sive de­vice with in­tend to do bod­i­ly in­jury to per­sons in the build­ing.

 

The de­vice, which re­sem­bles a grenade, was dis­cov­ered on the ground af­ter an em­ploy­ee moved a ve­hi­cle that morn­ing.

The de­vice was not pro­duced in court.

John's crim­i­nal record re­vealed that he had con­vic­tions in 2014 and this year for mar­i­jua­na traf­fick­ing and mar­i­jua­na pos­ses­sion and a pend­ing rob­bery with vi­o­lence mat­ter from last year.

Ob­ject­ing to bail, pros­e­cu­tor Sgt Sood­een said John al­leged­ly com­mit­ted this of­fence while on bail for an­oth­er se­ri­ous of­fence.

Al­so cit­ing the Bail Amend­ment Act that de­nies bail to per­sons on firearms and am­mu­ni­tion charges for a pe­ri­od of 120 days, he said the of­fence John is charged with fell un­der this Act.

John's at­tor­ney Shi­va Boodoo agreed that the charge against his client is in­clud­ed un­der that Act. John was re­mand­ed in­to cus­tody by Se­nior Mag­is­trate Ra­jen­dra Ram­bachan who ad­journed the mat­ter to No­vem­ber 28.

Reporter: Sascha Wilson

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