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Policeman in duo charged with receiving booty
A POLICEMAN and another man appeared in Court yesterday following Police investigations into the multi-million theft of components from an excavator at Edinburgh, West Coast Berbice, last Monday morning.

Lance Corporal Heeralall Seeram, 39, of Lot 52 Agriculture Road ,Triumph, East Coast Demerara and Matthew Jupiter (no address given) made separate appearances before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson, on charges of receiving stolen property.
The allegation, to which Seeram pleaded not guilty, said, on April 26, he received a hydraulic pump, valued $3.5M, property of Suresh Jagmohan, knowing it to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.
Defence Counsel Patrice Henry said Seeram also works as a part time taxi driver and was paid $500 to deliver the pump.
But, when he reached the address of delivery, Police apprehended him, the lawyer said.
Police Inspector Stephen Telford, prosecuting, said the booty was not recovered and Seeram was put on $75,000 bail until June 2.
Jupiter also denied the accusation which said, on April 26, too, he received a hydraulic pump and other things, knowing them to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained property of Jagmohan.
The defendant also claimed he was a taxi driver hired to transport the things and he was ordered to post $75,000 surety, as well, pending trial on June 2.
Police had reported that five men, two armed with a gun and a knife, bound and locked watchman Naresh Mahadeo in a toilet and carted off $6.5 M worth of components from the parked machine at the home of the owner.