Police drop appeal against Sanjeevan
> No reason given for withdrawal to stop court decision on POCA release
PUTRAJAYA: The police force has dropped its appeal against a High Court decision to release MyWatch chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan Nair ( pix) from the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) detention, yesterday.
The Federal Court, led by Chief Justice Tun Ariffin Zakaria, struck out the appeal after Senior Federal Counsel Muhammad Sinti informed the judges.
“The appellants do not wish to continue with the appeal and want to withdraw the appeal,” said Muhammad Sinti. No reason was given for the withdrawal.
Ariffin sat together with Tan Sri Ahmad Maarop, Tan Sri Ramly Ali, Datuk Balia Yusof and Tan Sri Jeffrey Tan Kok Wha.
The High Court had allowed the habeas corpus application filed by Sanjeevan, who was ordered to be remanded for 21 days under Poca. On July 11, the magistrate’s court had allowed an application from the police to remand Sanjeevan for 21 days. Outside of the court, lawyer Gobind Singh Deo said he was only informed about the withdrawal yesterday and was offered no reason for it. Muhammad Sinti also did not mention the reason, when pressed by reporters. Sanjeevan is facing several charges related to cheating, extortion and hiring illegal worker in courts in Kuala Lumpur, Temerloh and Seremban.