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T&T to extradite Dutch national for trial in Singapore
The T&T Government has obtained an extradition warrant for Dutch national Amarnath Jagmohan, who is wanted on four counts of uttering forged documents and one count of possession of counterfeit currency in another jurisdiction. The Central Authority, under the direction of Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, was successful in obtaining a warrant of committal for Jagmohan.
Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, sitting in the Port-of-Spain Eighth Court, yesterday issued an order committing Jagmohan to custody to await his extradition to Singapore. It is alleged that sometime in May 2003, Jagmohan visited several moneylenders in Singapore and attempted to change counterfeit euros for Singapore dollars. He was also found in possession of counterfeit euros.
Jagmohan was charged in Singapore but before his trial he fled the country while on bail. He was held in T&T on January 29 this year under a provisional warrant of arrest. Jagmohan was represented by attorney David West, who, during the committal proceedings, filed an unsuccessful habeas corpus application on his client’s behalf and also made no-case submission.
The Central Authority, represented by Jagdeo Singh, Netram Kowlessar, Renee Charles and Kylene Deosingh, however, defeated those applications and obtained the extradition warrant. The authority has been busy on the extradition front this year.
It was also successful in extraditing Doreen Alexander to the United States on March 31, 2013, to face charges of the kidnapping and murder of Balram “Balo” Maharaj. On August, 23, 2013, Keron Pierre was also extradited to the US to face charges relating to a triple homicide and attempted murder. On February 1, 2013, Andy Nelson pleaded guilty in the United Kingdom to two charges for conspiracy to supply and import cocaine. Nelson was extradited to the United Kingdom on September 14, 2012.
Ramlogan praised the Central Authority for its hard work and dedication yesterday, saying the unit continues to successfully perform the critical role of a key mechanism in stemming the surge of international crime and maintaining the rule of law.
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