DoJ prosecutors told: Probe Pinoy-Indian case delay
The Philippine National Police on Thursday appealed to the Department of Justice's Office of the Regional Prosecutor in Southern Tagalog to intervene in the immediate filing in court of the amendments in the charge of illegal possession of firearm against a Filipino-Indian businessman.
In a two-page letter dated 27 September 2023 addressed to Assistant Regional Prosecutor Rogelio D. Radoc Jr. and signed by P/Lt. Col. Stefano Andrenicus A. Rabino, chief of the PNP's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Southern Metro Manila District Field Unit, it stressed that the Office of the City Prosecutor of of Dasmariñas in Cavite has yet to act on the 8 September resolution signed by Radoc himself.
"Given the mandate to practice close coordination between the Prosecution and Law Enforcement, we ask for the immediate intercession of your Honorable Office to remind and compel the OCP Dasmariñas to comply, without delay, with the Resolution dated 8 September 2023 and file the necessary charges against the respondent," said Rabino in his letter.
To recall, the Dasmariñas OCP was ordered in the resolution to amend the charges it filed in court against Filipino-Indian businessman Amith Chandiramani.
The OCP, aside from only the charge of illegal possession of a 9mm handgun, has been ordered to amend the criminal charge sheet to include illegal possession of M4 carbine and M26 fragmentation grenade with casing.
Rabino said they were informed that the OCP have yet to officially received the copy of the resolution but said they find the claim as incredulous and as a ploy to delay.