Judge orders inquests into BASS killings
Guyana Chronicle
January 15, 2002

JUSTICE B.S. Roy issued orders nisi last Friday directing that an inquest into the August 14 killings by officers of Berbice Anti-Smuggling Squad (BASS) be conducted forthwith in Corentyne Magisterial District.

The application was made by attorney-at-law Mr. Basil Williams, on behalf of surviving relatives of Azad Bacchus, 41 and Shazad Bacchus, 15, both of Lot 33 D Race Course, Springlands and Fadil Ally, 17, of Crabwood Creek.

The three victims were killed while in BASS custody and post mortem examinations revealed that they died from gunshot wounds.

The edict by Justice Roy said the Commissioner of Police and the Corentyne Magistrate must file affidavits in answer, the former within seven days of receipt of the directive.