Gajraj proceeds on leave
July 3, 2004
HOME Affairs Minister, Mr. Ronald Gajraj proceeded on leave yesterday to facilitate the work of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into allegations of his involvement with a `death squad’.
This was announced by President Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday at a press briefing shortly before leaving for the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit beginning tomorrow in Grenada.
Prime Minister Sam Hinds will be holding the portfolio which will be taken over by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ms. Gail Teixeira, when she returns to the country from China, until Gajraj’s leave concludes.
In a public statement on May 7 this year, Gajraj indicated his willingness to proceed on leave to facilitate an inquiry into the allegations against him made mainly by self-confessed `death squad’ informant, George Bacchus.
Bacchus was killed at his home in Georgetown early last week Thursday morning and three persons were yesterday charged with his murder.