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Kublalsingh wants charges moved to city court

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Defence attorney Nizam Mohammed is hoping to have all matters involving the Highway Re-route Movement heard at the Hall of Justice. The matters include new criminal charges brought against leader of the movement Wayne Kublalsingh. For the third time in less than a week Kublalsingh appeared in the Siparia Magistrates Court charged with obstructing work along the Debe to Mon Desir segment of the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin. Holding a copy of the Armstrong Report, Kublalsingh stood in court and pleaded not guilty to obstructing Cpl Jones and resisting arrest while attempting to stop work on the Mon Desir interchange on Friday.



The charges are in addition to the three read to him last Wednesday by Siparia magistrate Taramatee Ramdass which included an alleged assault on PC Prince. Mohammed, former chairman of the Police Service Commission, requested an adjournment to draft submissions to have Kublalsingh’s five criminal charges heard at the Hall of Justice, Port-of-Spain, where the movement already has two matters in relation to the highway construction. The matter was adjourned to October 21, the same day as the local government elections. Speaking after the matter Mohammed said: “I indicated to the magistrate that I wanted about three weeks. “I intend to make some legal submissions for her consideration, based on the fact that the offences for which the defendant has been charged are connected to two matters that are now engaging the attention of the High Court.


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