FRESH summons is expected to be issued for Housing Development
Corporation managing director Noel Garcia to appear in the
Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court to answer charges of house
breaking and larceny brought privately by an evicted tenant.
Naushad Ali filed criminal proceedings against Garcia, after
Ali was evicted of his Piccadilly Street, Port-of-Spain,
apartment in January as he was deemed to be an illegal tenant
by the HDC.
He claimed his apartment was broken into by bailiffs and
the police, acting for the HDC, and personal and household
items went missing.
When the matter was called in the Second Court, Garcia was
not present and Magistrate Christine Murray indicated that
there was no service of the summons issued to him.
She ordered a fresh summons to be served and adjourned the
matter to June 28. (JL)