Anand Ramlogan

Ramlogan makes 2nd appearance in court on charges of misbehaviour in public office

Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan made a second appearance in court today on charges of misbehaviour in public office and obstruction of justice.

However, the matter was adjourned to April 27th, after just five minutes in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court. 

Acting Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle Caddle presided over the hearing and was told the police file had not yet been sent by the police to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the appointment of a prosecutor.

Elder describes lengthy detention of Ramlogan without charge as "oppressive"

Senior Counsel Pamela Elder has described the delay by police in charging former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan as oppressive.

Up to 3 pm on Wednesday, Ramlogan had not been charged, although he was detained by police at 6 am on Tuesday.

He can be legally held without charge for 72 hours, on suspicion of a charge.

Elder spoke to reporters outside the police CID around 2.30 pm.

DPP instructs that Anand Ramlogan be charged

Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard has given instructions for former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan to be charged with misbehaviour in public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The charges are to be read to him today. He will appear in court today to answer the charges.

After 12 hours of questioning following his dawn arrest by police yesterday, Ramlogan remained in custody at Police Headquarters, Port-of-Spain last night.

Anand Ramlogan arrested

Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan has been arrested.

At about 6 am today, officers led by acting Deputy Police Commissioner Harold Phillip went to Ramlogan's Palmiste Park home where they informed him he was under arrest for two offences.

The offences are (i) misbehaviour in public office and (ii) perverting the course of justice.

This is a developing story.