Hours after the murder case against businessman Marcus Bisram was dismissed by a Magistrate who upheld a no-case submission, he was rearrested as the Director of Public Prosecutions became involved in the matter.
The DPP ordered Bisram’s arrest and also ordered that the Magistrate reopens the preliminary inquiry.
The decision by the DPP came after she requested the Court documents from the Magistrate. In a statement, the DPP said that having been satisfied that there was sufficient evidence contained for him to stand a High Court trial, the Magistrate was directed to re-open the Preliminary Inquiry.
News Source understands that Bisram was arrested while celebrating his short-lived freedom with friends and family.
Drama erupted as the Police moved in to make the arrest, bringing his freedom celebration to an end.
This midday, Magistrate Renita Singh accepted the no-case submission by Bisram’s Attorneys, discharging the murder case against him.
Bisram’s Attorneys had argued that there was no evidence tying him to the murder of carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt. The carpenter was beaten to death in October 2016 and run over by a car. A number of other persons were charged with the murder but Bisram was thought to be the mastermind of the killing.
He was extradited from the United States last year to face the charge in the local courts. That extradition came after a long battle in the US Courts by him to block the extradition.
Once in Guyana, Bisram was charged but his case crawled along as there were several issues regarding the Prosecution’s readiness, then there was an issue with the Magistrate who was initially hearing the matter, forcing his removal from the case.
With the DPP’s decision, Bisram will have to remain in custody until the completion of the case.