Bermuda's Former Premier Dr Ewart Brown has Made a Statement Regarding the Police Investigation Into His Company Bermuda Healthcare Services

29 Jun, 2016, 16:37 ET from Bermuda Healthcare Services

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

On 16 June 2016, I made a statement to the people of Bermuda, following the unjust and unwarranted arrest of Dr Mahesh Reddy, Chief Medical Officer at my healthcare company Bermuda Healthcare Services.

This good and honourable man, who has provided many years of devoted service to the Bermudian people, has been unfairly dragged into a five year investigation by the Police aimed at discrediting me. This investigation has cost millions of dollars of Bermudian taxpayers' money. This is disgraceful behaviour on the part of the Police.

Dr Reddy's lawyers are challenging both the unlawful arrest and the raid on his home by the Police and are seeking monetary compensation and an apology.

The Police now concede that this long investigation, based on nothing more than an unchallenged court statement in 2011 from the convicted Mr. David Bolden, has uncovered nothing.

Dr Reddy has told me that he has suffered attempts by law enforcement directly and openly to intimidate him into implicating me criminally by detaining him and saying that he would be released if he "gives me up".

It is only reasonable that after five years, the Governor or the Police should be able to say whether Mr. Bolden's statements were ever substantiated or if they will lead to any charges against me. Why has the Minister allegedly involved not been named or charged?

Now they have sought to prolong this investigation by making false allegations against my medical practice and harassing my associates.

I call upon the Governor and the Bermudian prosecutors to tell me on what grounds this desperate investigation can be allowed to continue after so many years of fruitless inaction and when the Police have tried to illegally harass a colleague in order to get to me.

It is time for them to stop this damaging and unwarranted campaign of harassment.

SOURCE Bermuda Healthcare Services