GEORGETOWN – The local Interpol Bureau re-arrested a Guyanese born man wanted in the US for several charges including two counts of murder, according to a release from the T&T Police Service.
Balkumar Singh, 37, a Guyanese-born United States citizen with immigration status in Canada, was being sought by US authorities on charges of murder, assault in the first degree, reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence. He has 14 convictions in Canada, including assaults and weapons charges, the release said.
He was detained in T&T on March 27 for violating immigration laws, under the name Shauwn Maharaj. Based on information received by local Interpol, the detainee was positively matched as Balkumar Singh, who is also known by the following aliases: Tevin Persaud, Terry Persaud, Kumar Doodnath, Terry Singh and Sean Maharaj, the release said.
Attorney General Garvin Nicholas agreed to a US request for a provisional arrest, and a warrant was issued on April 30, the release said.
Last Friday, Acting Sergeant Herman Narace of Interpol took custody of Singh from the Immigration Detention Centre and served the warrant, the release said.
Singh later appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate and was remanded into custody until May 28, the release said. His request for bail was refused.