Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan was yesterday told by Special Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Latchmi Rahamat, that attempted murder accused, Abdul Imran Khan, who is charged for attempting to kill a disabled man, has threatened the victim’s family from behind prison bars.
This revelation came a week after Khan was arraigned before a City Magistrate after he was allegedly caught on CCTV footage viciously assaulting Romario Balget, called “Short Boss”, outside the Palm Court night club.
Khan, 31, of 11 Austin Street, Campbellville, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on October 28, last, at Main Street, Georgetown, with intent to commit murder, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Romario Balget.
He was remanded to prison after making his first court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on the grounds of public safety. Days after being remanded, lawyers representing Khan moved to the High Court to get bail and that was also denied.
Yesterday, when the matter was called, Attorney-at-law Lammy Singh, in a second attempt to get his client bailed, told the court that the victim was out of the hospital and recovering at home.
However, Special Prosecutor, Rahamat made serious objections to the lawyer’s bail application contending that the victim is still receiving medical attention for his injuries which are life threatening at a private institution.
Rahamat told the court that she viewed the CCTV footage and it showed Khan hitting the victim in excess of 15 times to his head while he was lying helplessly on the ground.
She added that Balget had to undergo a second medical procedure to his left side face since he sustained a ruptured vein and artery which medical practitioners are having difficulty with stopping the bleeding.
The Special Prosecutor further informed the court that Khan has been making several phone calls from behind bars to the victim’s father threatening him to settle the matter.
The court also heard that Khan’s older brother and another individual who is being sought after by the police, went to the home of the victim’s father and requested that they end the matter.
Those matters the Special Prosecutor said are being investigated by the Police and charges are likely to follow upon completion of the investigation.
The Prosecutor added that the case file is still being reviewed by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after listening to the Special Prosecutor further remanded Khan to prison.
He was instructed to make his next court appearance on November 26.
According to information, on the day in question around 02:00 hrs, Balget went to the Palm Court night club on Main Street where he and his friends spent an hour.
It was reported that as Balget and his friends were about to leave the nightclub, Khan and some other men were standing at the gateway. As a result Balget and his friends walked between Khan and his friends.
The court heard that Khan became annoyed and dealt Balget several punches to his head and face, causing him to sustain injuries.
Khan then allegedly continued to cuff and kick Balget while Balget was lying on the ground in an unconscious state. He then picked up a bottle and slashed Balget across the right side of his face.
The injured man was then rushed to the Woodlands Hospital where he underwent two emergency surgeries to his face.
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