Bheem Sewsankar, a scrap metal dealer, of Port Mourant, has been charged with simple larceny in connection with the alleged theft of $64.4 M
The 51-year-old appeared at the Springlands Magistrate Court before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh.
The charge read that Sewsankar, with another person, between October 29 and 2 November at Bank Road Springlands, Berbice, stole one complete five ton forklift valued $5M, three diesel tanks valued $2M, one incomplete Cummins engine in a wooden box valued $200,000, one automatic steel rod bender valued $750,000, one incomplete TCM 2.5 ton forklift valued $500,000, side walls and floor of a trailer valued $300,000, aluminum flooring of a Stalwart amphibious vehicle valued $200,000, a quantity of conveyors, elevator ducting and cyclones valued $1M, one 560 foot roll flat rubber belt valued $2.2M, a quantity of roller belts valued $3M, a quantity of steel framing value $2M, a quantity of spare sheets valued $300,000, a quantity of trailers with industrial wheels valued $12M, a quantity of incomplete Cummins engines valued $1.5M, four generators heads value $2M, a quantity of motors valued $1M, one ISUZU dump truck tray with cylinders valued $850,000, a quantity of hubs valued $2M, one Antiek Axle DAF truck valued $7M, a quantity of steel beams valued $1.5M, two generators valued $7M, a quantity of power cable valued $800,000, one blower fan valued $500,000 and one blower feed mill valued $2M, a total value of $64.4M property of Turhan Doerga.
Sewsankar was not required to plead to the charge and was placed on $300,000 bail. He will return to court on 15th November.
Information gathered by this publication, details that on the 2nd November, 2017 the Director of the milling complex, owned by Black Bush Milling Company/Raghubar Rice Industry located at lot 1 Bank Road, Corriverton Berbice; received a call from the Manager, Laksmi Kumar who operates from Ruimzeight WCD. Kumar informed the Director that upon one of her visits to the complex she noticed all of the equipment from several bonds in the complex was missing. The caretakers, Zakeer and his wife Pooja were workers/caretakers at the Bank Road property. They also lived in one of the buildings but were nowhere to be found. Kumar then proceeded to the Springlands Police Station to lodge a report of the theft.
On Tuesday, the Director told investigators that Sewsankar stopped him while he was on his way in the street and was told by the man that “if I know plenty things move out about a week ago from the premises”.
He stated that he told Sewsankar yes and also told him that a reward is offered to anyone with information on the matter.
After giving Sewsankar a cash incentive and inquiring about the missing equipment, Sewsankar allegedly relayed to him that he bought some of the equipment from ‘Zakeer’, the caretaker, which reportedly cost him over $2 Million and weighed 60 tons. Sewsanker had allegedly told the Director and the manager that he bought it from ‘Zakeer’.
Sewsanker when asked for receipts showing the purchase he could not provide them.
Some of the most valued items include an antique double axle DAF truck, built in 1958.
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