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Chaguanas West MP Dinesh Rambally makes his contribution during the Budget debate.

New technology is being used by members of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in the ongoing investigations into the alleged kidnapping of Chaguanas businessman Kartikey Ramsundar.

This was confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) via a media release yesterday afternoon.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Mc Donald Jacob whilst visiting the Anti-Kidnapping Incident Coordinating Centre on Thursday, was updated on the investigations into the alleged kidnapping of Ramsundar.

However, Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West, Dinesh Rambally has asked for an assurance from the Minister of National Security that nothing will be spared in the investigation into the kidnapping of the businessman.

In a strong-worded statement issued on Friday morning, Rambally said Ramsundar’s kidnapping “has left his family and community distressed and traumatized”.

“While we have every confidence that the competent staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service will do their best to tackle this kidnapping, as they have done with others before, it is lamentable that TTPS was thrown into a constitutional crisis, which was single-handedly engineered by this administration,” Rambally said.

“Even one kidnapping is one too many, and it has the effect of sending the country reeling back to a time when citizens were gripped by fear and anguish and had to be constantly looking over their shoulders,” he added.

Rambally said he hopes that this kidnapping is not the beginning of a resurgence, “and for that reason, it is hoped that no resource should be spared to rescue Mr Ramsundar, and to ensure that any such resurgence is squelched.”

“I also sincerely hope that the TTPS will be properly equipped and maintained in this fiscal year, as what has become evident is a certain air of apathy from the Minister of National Security who, during the budget exercise, has remained evasive on issues for which he has responsibility and accountability.”

“I ask for an assurance from the Minister of National Security that nothing will be spared for this and other issues that seem to be crippling the security of Trinidad and Tobago. With things falling apart in this Ministry, I urge my fellow citizens to say a prayer for the release of Mr Ramsundar, and for the safety of this country as a whole,” Rambally added.

Ramsundar was allegedly beaten and kidnapped at 2.50 pm Wednesday from his business place at Riverside Marina located at Cacandee Road, Felicity.

The white SUV in which Ramsundar was bundled into and carried away from his business place was on that same day found abandoned and burnt on Bernard Road in Felicity.