Updated: May 27, 2022
Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) for Region Four, Daniel Seeram, was today released on $20,000 bail after being slapped with a threatening behaviour charge.
Seeram was hauled before Magistrate Alisha George in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The charge stated that on March 6, 2022, at MovieTowne, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, he threatened his father–in–law, Shaheed Hamid.
He is being represented by Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde and is scheduled to make another court appearance on April 21, 2022.
Reports are that Hamid, 50, of Ganges Street, Prashad Nagar, visited the Turkeyen Police Station on the day of the incident and reported that his life had been threatened by his 31-year-old son-in-law, who allegedly cranked a gun on him during an exchange of words.
The incident reportedly occurred amongst family members and friends at the entertainment complex. The police disclosed that the confrontation caught the attention of security personnel at the location, who intervened and escorted the Regional Chairman out of the building.
However, on the same day, Seeram visited the Alberttown Police Station, where he conveyed that Hamid drew a black handgun from the waist of his pants during an exchange of words.
Police said that Hamid was asked to report to the Alberttown Police Station, where both parties were questioned about what had caused the altercation.
Both men are licensed firearm holders of 9MM pistols, and their guns were seized as part of the investigation.
Seeram had told investigators that he went to the establishment to speak to his wife about an ongoing issue between them, and it was then that Hamid intervened, and they had an exchange of words.