Judge clears the way for criminal charges to be laid against Anand Ramlogan

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Judge clears the way for criminal charges to be laid against Anand Ramlogan

Criminal charges can now be laid against former Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, SC.

This, after a High Court judge dismissed the constitutional claim filed by Ramlogan relating to the criminal prosecution of him for alleged witness tampering.

Justice Nadia Kangaloo delivered her ruling on Friday, July 5.

Ramlogan was charged in 2017 on charges of misbehaviour in public office and obstruction of justice, stemming from allegations made by the director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West.

West claimed that he was approached by Ramlogan to withdraw his witness statement in a defamation case against then-opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley in 2014 in exchange for being appointed as PCA director.

The former attorney general is accused of obstructing justice by using threats and bribery to persuade West to not give evidence in Ramlogan’s defamation case against Rowley.

He is also accused of misbehaving in public office by improperly endeavouring for West not to testify on Rowley’s behalf.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in October 2014, when Ramlogan was AG and while former police commissioner Gary Griffith, who is also a witness in the case, was serving as national security minister.