‘CLIP SHOWS VICTIM TAKEN AWAY BY MEN’
One was in police uniform, investigating officer testifies
RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL SHAH ALAM Rahmat@nst.com.my
AP R O S E C U T I O N w i tness yesterday told the High Court that a closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording showed several men, including one in a police uniform, taking a murder victim away.
Bandar Tasik Permaisuri police station chief Sergeant Jalil Halim testified that he was the investigating officer in the case of V. Ganason, who was reported missing by his family on Aug 23, 2015.
“On Aug 28, 2015, I received a report from my fellow officer that Ganason’s Toyota Hilux was spotted in front of Valence Auto Sdn Bhd at No 17, Jalan Perusahaan Ringan 1, Kawasan Perindustrian Seri Gombak.
“I rushed to the scene and conducted an investigation by viewing the CCTV footage from Valence Auto’s cameras located on the left and right corners of the building,” Jalil said.
He said he and several senior police officers had viewed the recording, and saw the victim being taken away by several men, including one who was in a police uniform.
Three policemen — Inspector Mohd Khairul Hafiz Yaacob, Lance Corporal Azlan Abdul Kadir, Lance Corporal Mohamad Rizal Shaari — and Mohd Shahrizal Abdullah; were charged with Ganason’s murder.
It was reported that Ganason was seen being led away handcuffed by a group of men in unmarked cars when he left his house on Aug 22, 2015.
A missing person’s report was lodged when their whereabouts could not be ascertained, leading to the arrest of the four men.
Ganason’s remains were later found in the boot of a burnt car in Jalan Genting Peras near Hulu Langat, Selangor, on May 5, last year.
The men were represented by Datuk Rajpal Singh, Datuk Mohd Haaziq Pillay, Mohd Farid Abd Aziz and Mohamad Afza Dahari, while deputy public prosecutor Fariza Hamizan appeared for the prosecution.
At the end of the first day of the trial, family members of the accused were seen crying and had to be consoled by the accused themselves.
Hearing before Judge Datuk Azman Husin continues on Oct 2.