The Police High Command has launched a top-level investigation to determine why the police personnel who intercepted the suspected killers of Corporate Area businessman Richard Ramdial released them minutes after they were held.

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Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell says he has ordered the cops implicated in the matter to provide statements detailing the sequence of activities and their actions.

Ramdial, travelling in his dark blue Benz SUV was shot dead by two gunmen on Ruthven Road on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m.

The gunmen then reportedly boarded a white motor vehicle that headed south on Ruthven Road but was soon after intercepted on Balmoral Avenue by cops assigned to the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse.

Powell says the vehicle was stopped after the police control broadcast a radio transmission detailing the getaway car and its licence plate number.

So why then did the cops release the men and the vehicle