‘I did not want to taint the gloves’
> Forensic investigator testifies why he did not mark item which had Morais’ DNA
KUALA LUMPUR: A forensic investigator told the High Court that he did not make any markings on a pair of gloves with the DNA of the late deputy public prosecutor DPP Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais so as not to taint them.
Sergeant Azmi Shaari said he found a pair of rubber gloves under the seat of a Mitsubishi Triton while carrying out checks at a house at Taman Bayam in Kulim, Kedah, at about 10.45pm on Sept 15 last year.
Azmi was testifying under cross-examination by defence counsel V. Rajehgopal.
The Mitsubishi Triton was the vehicle used by one of the accused to hit Morais’ Proton Perdana on the day of his disappearance.
Earlier, during examination in chief by deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin, the court heard that Morais’ DNA was found on the pair of gloves.
Azmi said the vehicle, with the registration number PEP 1135 was parked outside the house. He said he went to the house to collect swab samples.
Another witness, police photographer Lance Corporal Hillary Aji Martin, a said he took 23 photographs of the Mitsubishi Triton at about 10.30pm on Sept 15 this year.
S. Savithri Devi, who works in the Public Asset Management division of the Finance Ministry, said a Proton Perdana with the registration number WA 6264Q was provided for Morais after he was promoted.
G. Gunasekaran, 43; R. Dinishwaran, 23; A. Thinesh Kumar, 22; M. Vishwanath, 25; S. Nimalan, 22; and S. Ravichandaran, 34, are on trial for Morais’ murder, while army doctor and pathologist Dr K. Kunaseegaran, 52, is alleged to have abetted them in the commission of the murder.
They allegedly committed the offence between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4 last year between Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul and No. 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.