Former Trinidad Police Service Commission boss appeals his dismissal

first_img 89 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Former Trinidad Police Service Commission boss appeals his dismissal by: – December 20, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Nizam Mohammed insists he was not given reasonable opportunity to respond to the matters raised by the president, and had his appointment revoked several days later.PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday December 19, 2011 – The former chairman of the Police Service Commission who was fired in early April following controversial statements about the ethnic composition of the force has challenged the matter in court.Nizam Mohammed has filed a constitutional motion asking that the revocation of his appointment by President George Maxwell Richards be declared null and void.The former PSC boss argues that the president’s decision was due to political pressure and he did not have a chance to defend himself, according to the Trinidad Express newspaper.The Attorney General has been named as the defendant.Mohammed stated that comments concerning the ethnic composition of the top-most level of the Police Service and the Promotions Advisory Board of the Police Service should be protected by parliamentary privilege as they were made during a meeting of the Joint Select Committee appointed to consider and report to the Parliament on Service Commissions.Mohammed’s statements were denounced by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.In the suit, the former PSC chairman said both the opposition leader and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar held separate meetings with the president.Mohammed explained that he subsequently met with President Richards who notified him of letters of complaint from three of his colleagues on the commission about his chairmanship.Mohammed insists he was not given reasonable opportunity to respond to the matters raised by the president, and had his appointment revoked several days later.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img

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