‘CLIP SHOWS VIC­TIM TAKEN AWAY BY MEN’

One was in po­lice uni­form, in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer tes­ti­fies

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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