Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir has denied reports that Minister in the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Senator Jimmy Henry, is being investigated by the police.
“We have no such information that any minister or in fact the minister mentioned is under investigation,” Desir explained.
Desir said it was ‘worrying’ and ‘serious’ that persons are free to communicate over the media to give information that is not exactly correct to the entire world.
He noted that recently it was mentioned in the media that Jimmy Henry’s communications had been intercepted.
“I can tell you categorically – that is not a fact,” the Acting Police Commissioner asserted.
“I have been in office from January of this year and we have made no such application for interception,” Desir said.
He observed that the process for intercepting communications includes making an application to a Judge for a warrant.
“I am saying that from the time I am here I have never applied for any warrant to intercept any communications, much less receiving a warrant to intercept,” the Acting Police Chief noted.
He said as far as he knows, there is no minister or ex-minister on any list to have their communications intercepted.
“There is no investigation as far as I know being carried out against any minister of government,” Desir asserted.
He said that includes Jimmy Henry.
Desir also said that no member of the opposition is under investigation.