‘Morais put extra charges on Kunaseegaran’
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais added two additional charges against Col Dr R. Kunaseegaran at the sessions court in Shah Alam, Selangor, revealed DPP Savinder Singh Jugindar Singh, 27, in the High Court.
He said this at the murder trial of Kevin Morais in which Kunaseegaran is the first accused.
“Kunaseegaran initially faced one charge under Section 168 of the Penal Code; Kevin Morais submitted two more charges against him under the same Section making it three charges,” said the 46th prosecution witness.
Savinder, who is now based at the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Kedah said the additional charges on Kunaseegaran were submitted on June 22, 2015.
During examination in-chief by DPP Saiful Edris Zainuddin at the trial which entered its 31st day, Savinder said he saw Kunaseegaran talking with a few Indian men after the proceedings.
Kunaseegaran, said the witness, was usually accompanied by four men each time he arrived at the Shah Alam sessions court.
However, he told the court, he could only see two of the four men, that is, second accused G. Gunasekaran and seventh accused S. Ravi Chandaran among the accused in the dock.
To a question from Saiful Edris as to his last contact with Kevin Morais, the witness said he met him on Sept 2 last year at the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Putrajaya, two days before Kevin Morais was reported missing.
“My last contact with Kevin Morais was on Sept 4 at 12.30am when I received an assignment email from him regarding a case in Johor Baru.
“He requested me to download the documents attached with the email and bring them on the morning of Sept 4, 2015 but that day Kevin Morais did not arrive at the office and could not be contacted,” he said.
Six men – Gunasekaran, 48, R. Dinishwaran, 24, A.K. Thinesh Kumar, 23, M. Vishwanath, 26, S. Nimalan, and Ravi Chandaran, 45, are facing a charge of killing Kevin Morais between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4 last year between Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul and No. 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.