SEREMBAN: The sessions court here set March 26 for remention of the case involving 19 men charged with becoming members of the “Geng Kabali” organised crime group.
Judge Madihah Harullah fixed the date after Deputy Public Prosecutors Mohd Izhanudin Alias and Muhammad Asyraf Minhad requested a new date to submit the forensic report, which to date has not been obtained.
Mohd Izhanudin, when met by the media after today’s proceedings said the prosecution also intends to submit an application to transfer the case to the High Court here.
Prior to this, the court had denied bail for all of the accused on the grounds that bail appeal can be made at the High Court.
The accused, R. Kamal Rajh, S. Ilangovan, L. Navinraj dan S. Sivabalan were represented by counsels V. Muniandy and P. Rajsurian, while S. Viven and K. Sarugunan were represented by lawyer, A. Pathiban.
S. Prabu, TSG. Ravikumar and TSG. Kartik were represented by Goh Chee Kian and Paul Krishnaraja while S.S Subaramaniam was represented by S. Karthigesan.
The remaining nine, SRC Prakash Rao, U. Kartik, B. Kalaiarasan, G. Yuganraj, K. Shahithar, G. Murali, G. Thanaselan, G. Kartik Rajah dan M. Puspalingam were not represented.
On Jan 9, the 19 men were charged in the Sessions Court here with becoming members of the “Geng Kabali” organised crime group.
All of them, aged between 18 and 50, were charged with committing the offence by a road side at Batu 12 ½, Jalan Rantau-Siliau, in the Seremban district, between Feb 1 and Nov 27 last year.
Earlier, the 19 were brought to the court complex here at 9am amidst tight police security throughout the proceeding. — Bernama