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AG seeks file on seized Range Rover
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan says the black Range Rover Sport, allegedly owned by deputy leader of the Independent Liberal party, will not be returned to her. He made the statement during Sunday’s public meeting of the United National Congress in Sangre Grande in support of the party’s local government candidate contesting the election scheduled for next Monday. The Sunday Guardian reported exclusively about Anna Deonarine’s alleged link in an ongoing police investigation in the United Kingdom into a stolen luxury car racket.
Deonarine was said to be linked to the international broker at the centre of the probe and she had failed to co-operate with local police on the matter. In the article, Deonarine admitted ownership of the vehicle, PCM 1100, but dismissed reports that she was deliberately thwarting the investigation by not providing a statement. She claimed that police had not provided her with any documents after the vehicle was seized in 2011.
Ramlogan said on the platform Deonarine wrote him two letters seeking his assistance in retrieving the vehicle which she purchased at a significantly reduced price. He said the police investigation into the matter had reached the Central Authority within his ministry. He then said to Deonarine publicly: “You are not getting back any car. That car going on a ship to London, straight back to the owner.”
Ramlogan said that was the advice of attorneys in his office, adding that the police will be so advised. He said there were no legitimate records pertaining to the car and nothing was adding up. Ramlogan said he told Deonarine, privately, earlier that he cannot interfere with a police investigation. “I cannot do it and I will not do it,” he insisted. He said he had already asked for the files on the vehicle from Customs and Excise and the Ministry of Trade as the vehicle allegedly had no legitimate registration documents.
Ramlogan called on Deonarine to say:
• Why did you not go to an authorised Range Rover dealer
• What was the method used for payment for this vehicle. Did you travel to London and pay him in cash or was it done via the bank
• Why have you not co-operated with the police by providing a statement
• Is it true that a relative is involved in a business whereby he sells second hand luxury vehicles?
Deonarine could not be reached for comment yesterday.
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