Former CJ Sat Sharma

Former Chief Justice Sat Sharma has died.

He passed away overnight, the Express has confirmed.

He passed away at his home in Maraval.

The Express was told that he had been ailing for some time, and was bedridden.

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Sharma was the Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago from 2002 until 2008. He was succeeded by Ivor Achie.

In July 2006, Sharma was accused of trying to help Basdeo Panday, a former prime minister who was sentenced in April to two years in prison.

An international tribunal ruled that there was insufficient evidence to remove him from office in December 2007. He however resigned as scheduled in January 2008.


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