Govt. outlines course of action on allegations to AI
February 7, 2004
GINA --THE Government has restated its commitment to a transparent investigation into allegations by self-confessed informant George Bacchus that are being peddled by sections of the media and the Opposition.
Amnesty International (AI) yesterday urged an inquiry into the allegations.
Information Liaison to the President Robert Persaud said yesterday that, "a comprehensive response would be sent to AI that will contain the course of action outlined by the Government to deal with these Opposition/media allegations."
President Bharrat Jagdeo had invited the Leader of the Opposition Robert Corbin to present to the Police information/intelligence he claimed to possess in relation to the allegations.
Subsequently, the Commissioner of Police made a similar request to the PNC/R leader, as well as to any other individual, to provide information to the Police so that a transparent investigation could immediately be launched.
Mr. Persaud maintained that the Guyana Police Force is the only legal authority to investigate such allegations, an investigation into which the Government is in favor.