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SEPANG: Three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers were acquitted and discharged over three robbery charges involving US$300,000 (RM1.02mil).
The three – Asst Comm S. Vijayarao, 36, Asst Supt Wan Elfie Shafizy Ahmad, 33, and Senior Asst Supt Aziz Jaafar, 51 – walked out as free men after the Sessions Court ruled the prosecution had failed to prove a prima facie case against them.
They had claimed trial to three counts of gang robbery as well as abetting businesman T. Sritharan, 35, to impersonate as MACC
officers to rob Singaporean moneychangers Hameed Saadik Batcha, Abdul Rahman Marican and Mohamed Zakkariya Mohamed Shatik each of US$100,000 (RM340,000).
The offences were allegedly committed at a men’s toilet near a restaurant on Level 1 of the satellite building of the KL International Airport at 11.25pm on Sept 15, 2011.
Two others that were accused with the three MACC men were Sritharan and one D. Nagarajan, 37, who is still at large.
Judge Ahmad Fairuz ordered Sritharan to enter his defence after the prosecution succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against him.
The three MACC officers were charged on Oct 7, 2011.
Sritharan was brought to the court on Oct 18.
Sritharan claimed trial to three charges of robbing the moneychangers and another charge of impersonating an MACC officer.
DPPs Lailawati Ali and Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad prosecuted.
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