Four fishermen charged in piracy attack
Four fishermen, all residents of the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) were on Monday remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus for piracy.
Sanjai Jangbir, 18; Vishnu Jangbir, 20; Rajendra Parsaram, 19 and Mahindra Sancharan, 25 were all jointly charged with the indictable offence. It is alleged that on February 9 while in the Cuyuni River, the men, armed with knives and guns, robbed the vessel of Anna Teresa of $4.6M worth of items belonging to Vickash Balkissoon.
The men were represented by Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat. He told the court that his clients were beaten by the police to confess to the allegation and to sign confession statements.