It appears as though Abdul Imran Khan, who is charged with attempting to kill a disabled man outside Palm Court, is threatening the victim’s family from behind prison walls.
Days after the 31-year-old of Austin Street,Campbellville was denied bail by a High Court Judge, Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat, the Special Prosecutor assigned to the case told a City Court that the accused is making threatening phone calls to the victim’s family.
Khan is not required to plead to the charge.
It was reported that on October 28, 2018, at 02:00 hrs, Balget and some friends were leaving the Palm Court night club when they were confronted by Khan who was standing at the gateway.
As a result, Balget walked between Khan and his friends. Khan became annoyed and dealt Balget several punches to his head and face causing him to fall to the ground.
It was while Balget was on the ground, Khan took a glass bottle and slashed Balget on his right side face causing him to receive injuries.
He then continued to kick and cuff the victim while he was lying on the ground in an unconscious state.
Balget was then picked up and rushed to a private institution where he underwent surgery and remained as a patient.
Khan made his second court appearance this morning before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who was informed that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has assigned a Special Prosecutor to deal with the matter, instead of a Police Prosecutor.
During her address to the court, Rahamat said that the case file is still being reviewed by the DPP.
She then went on to tell the court that bail should not be granted to Khan citing that his victim is still receiving medical treatment for the injuries sustained.
The Prosecutor added that a medical procedure was conducted on Balget’s left side face since he received a ruptured vein and artery which medical practitioners are having difficulty with stopping the bleeding.
The Special Prosecutor went on to tell the court that Khan made several phone calls to the victim’s father from prison threatening him and instructing him to end the matter.
The court also heard that Khan’s younger brother, who was charged for discharging a firearm outside Palm Court, went to the victim’s father residence and requested that they end the matter.
Those matters, the Special Prosecutor said, are being investigated by the police and charges are likely to follow.
The Magistrate, after listening to the Special Prosecutor, further remanded Khan to Prison.
He was instructed to make his next court appearance on November 28, 2018 for report.