DPP drops racial remarks case against Nirvan Singh
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Attorney-at-law Nirvan Singh
Attorney-at-law Nirvan Singh

THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack, has informed Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus that the private criminal charge instituted against attorney-at-law Nirvan Singh, for allegedly using racial slurs against the Afro-Guyanese police constable, Shawnette Bollers, is being discontinued.

The attorney, who is the son of former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh, appeared in April before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. He was placed on $100,000 bail and the case adjourned to Wednesday.

It was alleged that he unlawfully excited and or attempted to excite racial hostility or ill-will against Bollers.

Bollers is reported to have been part of the security detail attached to the Singhs’ Middle and Cummings Street, Georgetown residence.

On Wednesday, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus heard the matter. When the case was called, she informed the court that she received a letter dated April 27, 2022, from the DPP informing her that the charge is discontinued by way of Article 187 (1) (c) of the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

The accused was represented by attorneys-at-law George Thomas and Damien Da Silva, while attorney-at-law Eusi Anderson appeared for Bollers.

Bollers recently filed a $150 million lawsuit against him at the High Court.

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