‘I did not want to taint the gloves’

> Foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tor tes­ti­fies why he did not mark item which had Mo­rais’ DNA

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY S. TAMARAI CHELVI

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.

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