FIVE suspects have been detained for the kidnapping of Andrea Bharatt who went missing last Friday.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) in a press release on Monday also advised the public and the media to be cautious about the information that is presently being shared.
The TTPS stated that Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith noted “the media frenzy” over the incident and while the media have its role to play, in relation to kidnapping, the less information that is made available in the public domain could aid police officers in their investigations.
The TTPS stated, “Too much information on this case could jeopardise the investigations and place the life of the victim in further danger. The CoP also notes that even police officers are over zealous and are giving out sensitive information to the media. He also noticed that media photographers found their way among police officers at a scene on Sunday. This, he says can bring more harm to the victim.”
The police and other members of national security are continuing their search for Bharatt – a clerk at the Arima Magistrates’ Court.