PI commences with VC’s testimony

Alleged night club ‘beating’

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the attempted murder of Romario Baljeet also called “Short Boss” who was allegedly beaten by businessman, Imran Khan at a popular Main Street, Georgetown nightclub commenced on Thursday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The matter commenced with the testimony of the Virtual Compliant (VC), Baljeet, before Magistrate Leron Daly. Apart from the chief witness, 18 others are expected to testify during the PI Hearing.
Upon completion of the PI, the court will determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to the High Court for trial.
On Thursday, Baljeet testified that on the morning of October 28, 2018, he heard what appeared to be gunshots and upon making his way to the gate, he saw Khan and another man identified as “Kevin” also called “Fatman” standing next to a silver-grey BMW motorcar.
He recalled walking between the two men as he made his way to his vehicle but it was at this time that he felt one blow to the back of his head and as he turned around, he saw the accused, Khan.
He claimed in his evidence that Khan dealt him two lashes to his head and face causing him to fall to the ground.
The VC told the court that he later woke up at the Woodlands Hospital. He is being represented by Attorney Latchmi Rahamat while Khan is being represented by a team of lawyers consisting of former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh.
Baljeet is expected to continue his testimony on February 6, 2019.