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Police on Monday issued wanted bulletins for two men even though they had been in custody for more that 72-hours.
According to the police wanted bulletin, 28-year-old Yougendra Jeenarine of Lot 439 Bush Lot, Corentyne, Berbice and his 32-year-old accomplice, Kelvin Shivgobin of Belvedere, Corentyne, Berbice, are wanted in connection with the murder of two brothers: Harricharran and Premcharran Samaroo, both of Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, on December 31, 2018.
Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan said one of the men was arrested since Thursday and the other on Friday.
“I am representing Yougendra Jeenarine and the police arrested him on Thursday. Right now I am trying to find out why he is still in custody,” Sohan told Guyana Times on Tuesday evening.
He said Jeenarine was arrested and initially taken to the Whim Police Station but was taken to Central Police Station on Friday. However, later in the day he was taken to the Reliance Police station.
“I went there on Friday to see him and on Saturday they took him to the Sisters Police station I went there to see him and he told me that he was beaten and I made a request for him to be taken to see a doctor and they took him to the New Amsterdam Hospital. I was there with him till into the night and then I left him there,” Sohan explained.
The Attorney further pointed out that the police have his client in custody beyond the allotted 72-hour detention period.
“His constitutional rights have been breached and I have asked the police why this is so but they said to me that they have an order granted by a Judge to extend his stay in custody. I have asked them to show me that order but they can’t find it to show it to me. I don’t think that they would have gotten a Judge on Sunday morning to sign that document.”
Meanwhile, the Attorney said Shivgobin is not his client but his relatives have been in contact with him.
He informed this publication that a request was made to the police on Tuesday to have him taken to see a doctor after allegations that he received injuries while in custody. This, he noted was not done up to Tuesday evening.