Reeaz Khan abduction case adjourned to September
July 31, 2004
THE case in which city businessman Reeaz Khan is accused of abducting the 13-year-old girl with whom he had a controversial sexual relationship was adjourned yesterday because neither Defence nor Prosecuting counsel was present.
Senior Magistrate Melissa Robertson-Ogle, before whom it was called, at Wales Court, West Bank Demerara, set the continuation date as September 10.
The adjournment was taken in the presence of the virtual complainant, Bibi Shameeza Hamid, mother of the victim and the defendant.
Earlier, attorney-at-law Mr Nigel Niles, holding the brief for Mr Nigel Hughes, on behalf of Hamid, reported that a written reply to submissions by Khan’s lawyer, Mr Vic Puran, had been laid over on Thursday.
Puran, on the last occasion, had pressed for the charge against Khan to be dismissed on the ground that the filing was flawed.
Particulars of the privately laid allegation said, Khan, 36, of Lot 51 Eccles, East Bank Demerara and proprietor of Reeaz Trading Enterprise, at Lot 37 Camp Street, Georgetown, unlawfully took the unmarried teen against her will, out of the possession and without the consent of her mother last May 21.
He is free on $100,000 cash bail.
Khan, in turn, has instituted proceedings charging Hamid with perjury, alleging she, previously, falsely swore to an affidavit that he had been served with a High Court order, this month, as well.
The defendant has been allowed pre-trial freedom on her own recognisance, until August 3 when she will make another appearance before Principal Magistrate Cecil Sullivan in a city Court.