Officers from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit and the Cyber Crime Unit are continuing the search for kidnap victim Andrea Bharatt.
The Commissioner of Police has indicated that he will be leading his charges in this case.
The 23-year old of Arima Old Road, who is an employee of the Arima Magistrate’s Court, was last seen by a co-worker around 6.00pm on Friday, when the two were in a taxi headed home.
It is said that Bharatt and her female friend from work got into a taxi at King Street, Arima, in the vicinity of Maharaj West Side Supermarket.
The driver dropped off Bharatt’s friend at her home in Cleaver Heights, Arima, around 6 pm.
But Bharatt, who lived about 10 minutes away, failed to reach her destination.
Her father called her cellphone around 7.30 pm, and an unknown male answered the phone and warned Bharatt’s father that his daughter’s ears would be cut off he did not comply with the instructions. The caller then hung up.
Police have obtained CCTV footage and are searching for the driver, who is said to be an African male, dark complexion and slim built.
The footage showed another passenger in the vehicle with Bharatt. The suspect is also of African descent, dark complexion and medium built.
Bharatt’s family is pleading with the abductors to release her.