POLICE CHARGE ANAND
Former attorney general under the Peoples Partnership administration Anand Ramlogan has been charged with perverting the course of public justice and misbehaviour in public office.
He will appear in the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court this morning.
Instructions to lay the charges were given overnight by the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard after he reviewed the investigation file provided by police officers working on the case.
Ramlogan's attorney Garald Ramdeen said Ramlogan was questioned for 12 hours and gave a 40 page statement related to allegations of witness tampering.
The investigation was initiated in 2015 by acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams after attorney David West reported that Ramlogan, in a phone conversation six days before West was appointed as head of the Police Complaints Authority, asked him (West) to withdraw as a witness in a matter involving then-Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley.
Ramlogan was arrested at his home in Palmiste, south Trinidad shortly before daybreak on Tuesday. He was taken to Police Headquarters, Port of Spain, where he was questioned.