Gajraj probe
President seeks legal advice on Crandon appointment

Stabroek News
May 29, 2004

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President Bharrat Jagdeo is now looking at the legal implications of appointing Ivan Crandon to the commission of inquiry set up to investigate the Home Affairs Minister's alleged involvement in organised killings, Cabinet Secretary Dr Roger Luncheon says.

Crandon, who is an ex-deputy commissioner of police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, was appointed to serve on the panel along with former army chief-of-staff Norman McLean and Justice of Appeal Ian Chang.

But his appointment has elicited some concern since it is felt it may be a conflict of interest for him to sit on the panel which will be reviewing the activities of the police.

Luncheon at his weekly press briefing said it is these concerns that have prompted the President to seek legal advice.