Published: Friday December 3, 2010 MYT 3:34:00 PM
Court sets Jan 28 for decision on Kugan hurt case
PETALING JAYA: The Sessions Court on Friday postponed to Jan 28 next year its decision whether to call for the defence of a police constable charged with causing grievous hurt to a police detainee in January last year.
Judge Aslam Zainuddin set the date for the court to decide whether to call for the defence of constable V. Navindran who has been accused of causing grievous hurt to A. Kugan, then 23, at the interrogation room of the Taipan police station in USJ, Subang Jaya, between 7am and 4pm on Jan 16 last year.
The court was to have made the decision Friday but postponed it after the judge met with DPP Azlina Rasdi and defence counsel Datuk P.M. Nagarajan in chambers.
Navindran, 28, was charged under Section 331 of the Penal Code which provides for a maximum jail term of 10 years and a fine, upon conviction.
He had also pleaded not guilty to two alternative charges of causing hurt to Kugan under Section 330 of the Penal Code.
Kugan, who was detained on suspicion of having been involved in luxury car thefts, died in police custody.
The trial, which was also assisted by DPPs Lailawati Ali and Abazafree Mohd Abbas, went on for 25 days from Feb 18 with the prosecution offering 24 witnesses. - Bernama