Police inspector and duo ‘discharged not amounting to acquittal’ over RM620,000 robbery

 |Aug 10, 2016

 

The three were charged for committing gang robbery involving RM620,000 belonging to a money-changer outlet, belonging to Syarikat Spectrum Forex at Jalan Maarof here, at 12.20pm on February 10.
The three were charged for committing gang robbery involving RM620,000 belonging to a money-changer outlet, belonging to Syarikat Spectrum Forex at Jalan Maarof here, at 12.20pm on February 10.

A police inspector, money dispatcher and a taxi driver were discharged not amounting to acquittal (DNAA) today in the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Sessions Court.

The three were charged for committing gang robbery involving RM620,000 belonging to a money-changer outlet, belonging to Syarikat Spectrum Forex at Jalan Maarof here, at 12.20pm on February 10.

Inspector M Ruben, 30, and N Pugunaswary, 40, and D Rajandaran, 56 previously had claimed trial which the court has fixed for today.

Judge Shamsudin Abdullah gave a passing remark that the prosecution was not prepared for the case and no sub-poena was served to call in witness to testify in the case.

He added that the prosecution had sufficient time to prepare for the case but failed to do so.

Ruben, who worked at the Klang district police headquarters, was represented by counsel Muniandy Vestanathan, while Pugunaswary was represented by M Mathavan and Rajandran represented by Dinesh Muthal.

DPP Wan Shahida Wan Omar appeared for the prosecution in accordance to Section 395 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and liable to whipping upon conviction.