More troubles for A&V Oil and Gas Ltd bossman, Hanif Nazim Baksh.
On Monday, he appeared in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court charged with attempting to obstruct the course of justice.
The matter is related to the assault case involving Guardian photographer, Kristian De Silva, on September 15 last year.
Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine read the charge that on November 9, 2017, at Penal, Baksh, knowingly or reasonably believing Khusial Motiram was a potential witness in a criminal investigation into the assault of De Silva and the malicious damage of property belonging to De Silva, for which Baksh was a suspect, used threats to influence Motiram to give false evidence and withhold true evidence.
Baksh was not called upon to plead as the charge was laid indictably.
He was arrested on Thursday at his home along Nazim Avenue, San Francique, following an investigation by the Police Complaints Division. Following an identification parade at the San Fernando Police Station on Saturday, Baksh was charged. He was able to secure bail of $150,000 at the police station ahead of his court appearance.