Businessman charged for soliciting hitman

A businessman was on Monday slapped with a charge of inciting another to commit murder by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and released on .5 million bail.

Accused: Ganesh Rajkumar

The charge read that Ganesh Rajkumar, 65, on August 26, 2016 at D’Urban and Henry Streets, Georgetown, allegedly solicited Mark Sandy to murder Roger Conners.
Rajkumar was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
Attorney-at-Law Neil Boston successfully made an application for bail on behalf of the accused, relating that his client permanently resided at Lot 16 D’Urban and Henry Streets, Georgetown.
He added that Sandy was previously employed by the businessman as a security guard, and contended that the man concocted the story against Rajkumar following a failed extortion bid.
Boston related that Sandy had planned to extract money from his client after receiving information that he was to receive a sizeable sum of money from a city commercial bank.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail based on the gravity of the charge and penalty attached to same. Jones added that the defendant was the mastermind behind the plot to kill Conners and asserted that he was a flight risk. The court heard that Rajkumar was the proprietor of Arawak Hotel and Night Club located at Upper Corentyne, Berbice. Attorney Boston assured the court that Rajkumar would attend every hearing pending trial.