Saleem Ahamad at New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court on Monday

A teacher was arrested on Monday for causing the death of Clifton Sukhoo, 60, of “John” from Lot 70 New Cumberland Street, East Canje, when he appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh at New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court.
Saleem Ahamad, 33, was allegedly riding a CG 5056 motorcycle in a dangerous manner on December 16, 2020 causing Sukhoo’s death. He was not required to plead to the charge but was given $ 250,000 bail.
He was also instructed to submit his passport and report weekly to Reliance Police Station.
He will have to return to court on Wednesday to receive the Police progress report. The matter has been referred to Reliance Magistrates’ Court.

Relatives of the dead man outside New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court

During his court appearance, the accused was seen lying on the bench in the docks claiming to be ill. As such, the Magistrate directed the Police to ensure that Ahamad received medical attention.

Dying: Clifton Sukhoo, called “John”

Ahamad and the now deceased man were reported traveling along the East Canje Public Road on the day in question, on the day in question.
However, Sukhoo stopped in the middle of the road and tried to turn when he had struck down.
After the accident, Ahamad went to hospital but was later released.
Meanwhile, as the accused made his way to court, members of the dead man’s family protested, calling for justice.
The dead man’s brother, Mahadeo Jattan, called on the accused to remain in prison until the outcome of the case.
“We don’t want this guy to kill my brother and walk free. The Magistrate must do his job. He should not be put on bail for that, it is murder, he hit my brother 76 feet. You could imagine how fast he was riding that bike. ”

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