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Two men have been granted $250,000 bail each for allegedly kidnapping and beating a Moruga man.

Marlon Ali, 48, a contractor, and Enrico Guerra, 29, a mini-mart proprietor, both of Poui Trace, Moruga, appeared virtually before Princes Town Senior Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine.

The charges against them are that together with four other men they allegedly kidnapped Kamal Kaladeen, 27, and caused him grievous bodily harm. The other men have not yet been arrested. The charges stemmed from an incident on March 20 at St Mary’s Village, Moruga.

It is alleged that a group of men attacked Kaladeen after accusing him of damaging a vehicle.

The charges were laid by PC Nyron Hunte.

The accused were not called upon to answer the charges.

Their attorney Dane Halls made an application for bail. However, prosecutor Sgt Shazeed Mohammed objected to bail because he was concerned that the accused would interfere with the victim as they live on the same street. The magistrate granted them bail on the condition that they remain 300 meters from Kaladeen.

The matter was adjourned to April 26.