THE Guyana Police Force (GPF) has refuted claims in an article in Wednesday’s edition of Kaieteur News headlined “commander removed as investigation into harassment launched”.
A statement from the Force said that Senior Superintendent Fazil Karimbaksh, who was temporarily posted to ‘D’ Division, was as of Tuesday assigned to the Force’s Projects Office, located at Police Headquarters.
Due to a shift in the Force’s command structure, his predecessor, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts was posted as Second-in-Command ‘Operations’.
“The Force wishes to state that indeed there is an ongoing investigation by the Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) against Senior Superintendent Karimbaksh and other ranks of alleged ‘Police harassment,’ by an ex-member of the Force who was dismissed and recently charged with corrupt transaction by agent, which allegedly occurred when he was a member of the Force,” the GPF said.
The case, which is before the court, was investigated by OPR and legal advice was obtained before the criminal charge was instituted. Several other allegations of corruption against the said ex-cop are being investigated.
The police deemed the article to be misleading and demanded that an apology be made to Senior Superintendent Karimbaksh who has an ‘impeccable’ track record.