Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015, 13:57 by GxMediaThe Guyana government on Monday ruled out striking a deal outside of a possible plea bargain for self-confessed death squad member Sean Hinds.
“There will be nothing in it for him. What’s got to be there for him? He is helping so if he murdered we must allow him to get off of that?” said Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.
His remarks to reporters at Arthur Chung International Conference Centre came ahead of a possible surrender by Hinds to the headquarters of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department.
Ramjattan said “discretion” would be used to ensure that authorities but said no amnesty would be granted at this stage. “At this stage we are not going to grant amnesty…nobody is going to have a free lunch in this society and if he did what he did and wants to bring it out, we’ll fine. The trouble is let him come and we will determine that later,” he said.
The Public Security Minister’ said there was no role for the political directorate, but that Hinds should subject himself to be questioned and interviewed thoroughly by police about everything that he knows.
Ramjattan acknowledged that there was scope for the Director of Public Prosecutions to use the plea bargaining law to acquire vital information from criminals in exchange for lighter sentences.
Police have said that Hinds is wanted for questioning about a “serious offence” but it is not about the gunning down of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing on March 10, 2015 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at the weekend said a man believed to be Hinds was seen at about 8pm on July 14, 2015 near his private residence at Liliendaal/ North Sophia, East Coast Demerara.