6 more charged with being organised crime members
KAJANG: For around two months they have been locked up after being detained under the Security Offences and Special Measures Act (Sosma) for allegedly being members of an organised crime group.
Deprived of contact with family members, the six men must have yearned for even the simplest of conversations with their loved ones.
So, when they were brought to court to face charges of being gang members, they tried their very best to speak to their respective families.
But all they could do was stare at them from the dock as security at the Sessions Court here was tight, with the courtroom being guarded by heavily-armed members of the Special Task Force on Organised Crime.
Family members even tried to wait in front of the court lock-up in the hopes of communicating with the six after they were charged.
They never got the chance as police cordoned off the area before pressing them into the back of a lorry to transport them back to prison.
The six — Muhammad Rushlan Abdullah, B. Letchumanan, K. Alagasuveeran, M.Paramaguru, R. Sathies, and a man identified in the charge sheet only as Elangonaidu — were alleged to be members of the notoriously violent Gang 360 Devan.
They were charged under Section 130V of the Penal Code, accused of being members of an organised crime group. Those convicted under the section face up to 20 years’ imprisonment.
No pleas were recorded from the six, aged between 31 and 44.
Judge Noridah Adam did not offer bail and fixed April 8 for mention. She also ordered the case to be transferred to the Shah Alam High Court.
Deputy public prosecutor Mohamad Mustaffa P. Kunyalam prosecuted while the accused were unrepresented.
Earlier this month, the alleged gang leader, former MIC Hulu Langat Division Youth chief Datuk M. Kalai Arasu, and 28 others were charged with the same offence.
It was reported that the gang, a splinter of Gang 36, which is infamous for activities such as drug trafficking, robbery and kidnapping, had been under close watch over the past two years.
The six accused, who are allegedly members of the Geng 360 Devan, being led out of the
Kajang Sessions Court yesterday by members of the Special Task Force on Organised Crime.