Published: Monday June 11, 2012 MYT 11:26:00 AM
Updated: Monday June 11, 2012 MYT 1:48:22 PM
Cop found guilty of causing hurt to Kugan, gets six-year jail sentence
SHAH ALAM: Kons V. Navindran has been found guilty of two counts of causing hurt to car thief suspect A. Kugan, who died in police custody.
Sessions Court Judge Aslam Zainuddin sentenced Kons Navindran (pic) to three years' jail Monday from the date of sentencing for each count, with the sentences to be served concurrently.
The judge said he found the defence of the accused a bare denial.
The court also pointed out that the defence failed to adhere to Section 402 of the Criminal Procedure Code, hence ruling out the accused's alibi.
(The accused had claimed he was not at the interrogation room when the incident happened.)
"The defence failed to raise a reasonable doubt in this case," said Aslam.
The judge allowed a stay of execution pending appeal but increased bail to RM20,000 with two sureties.
Kons Navindran was accused of two alternative counts of causing hurt to Kugan at the interrogation room of the Taipan police station in USJ, Subang Jaya, at 7am and 4pm on Jan 16, 2009.
He was acquitted of the charges but the High Court later overturned the acquittal and ordered him to enter his defence.
Kugan, from Puchong, was arrested on Jan 14, 2009, to help in investigations into a luxury car theft syndicate. He died six days later.
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