70-year-old charged with threatening behaviour

Basant, 70, (only name given) from Adventure Village in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) was on Thursday charged with threatening behaviour. He made his first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.
According to the charge, Basant on March 16 at Sand Pit Village, Essequibo Coast made use of threatening behaviour towards Ganeshwar Harrylall.  He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
During the hearing, Harrylall however asked the magistrate to warn the pensioner and dismiss the case. He was then asked why in the first place he made a report and he told Scarce it was due to provocation.
Basant threatened to hurt Harrylall with a fork after he told him that he was gay.
Harrylall also accused Basant of using obscene language towards him.
After listening to both pensioners Scarcel boned both Harrylall and Basant to keep the peace for one year.