Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj says he would have handled the now controversial searching of the offices of Newsday Newspaper and the home of one of its employees differently.

His comments came days after Lawyers acting on behalf of Newsday issued a call on Police Commissioner Dr. Dwayne Gibbs to explain why a marked police vehicle was stationed outside the home of reporter Andre Bagoo on Sunday night.

Speaking this morning on the matter Mr. Maharaj said the sitting Attorney General Anand Ramlogan has not done what his job required him to do in this matter.

Mr. Maharaj also said if he was the Attorney General he would have handled the situation differently.

Almost one week ago police officers attached to the ACIB and led by Senior Supt Solomon Koon Koon executed a warrant and searched the offices of Newsday with respect to an article Mr. Bagoo wrote on December 20, 2011.

The police seized a computer used by Bagoo as well as computers at his home.

Since then there have been a chorus of condemnation for the act.