Police Social and Welfare Association President Anand Ramesar says the judiciary is breaking the law by asking police officers to relieve themselves of their weapons before entering the courts.
Speaking on Power 102.1fm yesterday Mr Ramesar said the judiciary needs to observe the law before making changes to its operations.He said the law clearly states that a police officer has the right to enter a courthouse with his firearm.
Mr Ramesar said the police service is not in agreement with this latest move by the judiciary.
Mr Ramesar also said the police service takes issue with security guards who are not intercepted searching police officers. He said there have also been arguments about the judiciary conforming to international best practice. Mr Ramesar said this argument is only relevant if the laws are amended to suit.
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Mr Ramesar said given the recent incident at the Arima Magistrate Court, it would not be prudent to have officers unarmed in that jurisdiction.