The Guyana Police Force in a statement this evening has responded to the claims by Attorney Nigel Hughes that there is a miscarriage of justice in the Haresh Singh murder investigation with the charge against Glaston Henry.
On Tuesday, Glaston Henry who is a relative of the two murdered Henry cousins, was charged along with three other men for the murder of Haresh Singh.
Singh was murdered on the same day that the post mortem examination was being conducted on the bodies of the Henry cousins who were found murdered in the Cotton Tree village backdam in Berbice.
His Attorney has complained about the charge against him claiming that he could not have been part of the murder since he was at home watching a live video stream of the post mortem examination of his brother Isaiah Henry and cousin Joel Henry.
But the Police Force in a statement tonight appear to be denying that claim.
According to the Police, the father Gladston Henry was only in the post-mortem examination briefly and never had any phone in his possession to livestream the PME. The Police statement while alluding to its video recording of the PME did not state whether there was any other person in the room video recording or livestreaming the post-mortem.
The Police Force has also claimed that while the Attorney wrote to them about an alibi for the murder accused and witnesses to back up the alibi, those witnesses never presented themselves and the Force only got prepared statements provided by the Attorney.
The Guyana Police Force also stated this evening that its attempt to contact two of the witnesses listed found that they did not live at the addresses provided.
The Police Force said it is now going to pursue the nine alibi witnesses on for allegedly attempting to pervert the course of justice “since if the father of Glaston Henry never recorded any post mortem examination live, then clearly they could not have been home watching a live video together with Glaston Henry”, the Police statement said.
The Police also said the “purported alibi witnesses directly contradict other individuals who placed Glaston Henry in the company of the other suspects at Haresh Singh’s home and at the scene of the crime at the material time.”
And in response to a claim that Police Inspector Sarrabo was at the home of the Henrys in #3 Village Berbice while Glaston Henry was there on the same day that Haresh Singh was murdered, the Police said that would be impossible since the same Inspector was in Georgetown at the post-mortem examination.
The Police provided video grabs and photographs from the PME to prove that the Inspector was at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery during the post mortem examination and not in Berbice.
The Police Force has defended its handling of the investigations into the murder of Haresh Singh, stating that “it has discharged its mandate in completing the investigation and sending the file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice”.
According to the Police, the charges were instituted upon the legal advice received from the DPP.
The Force believes that “to indicate that this charge is a miscarriage of justice is wholly unmeritorious and can only be viewed as a desperate and deliberate attempt to pervert the course of justice.”