Soosai’s wife claims trial to using false death certificate


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 18 May 2005

SHAH ALAM: The wife of Michael Soosai claimed trial to using a forged document and to cheating at the Sessions Court here. 

S. Kumari, 39, from Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam, was alleged to have produced a false death certificate in her husband’s name in 2003 at the court here and at the Selangor Deputy Public Prosecutor’s Office to seek a discharge for several forgery cases brought against Soosai on the grounds that he was no longer alive. 

In the first charge, Kumariis said to have dishonestly used a false death certificate bearing registration number C836454 at the Sessions Court 1 (Criminal) Shah Alam on Sept 25, 2003 as a genuine document. 

She was also charged with cheating DPP Salehuddin Saidin at the State Legal Adviser’s Office here on Oct 1, 2003 by misleading him, when she submitted the same death certificate through ASP Chin Khiam Khong from the Shah Alam district police station to get the court to withdraw the charges against Soosai. 

The charge further stated that DPP Salehuddin would not have withdrawn the charges against Soosai had he not been cheated by Kumari. 

DPP Fatnin Yusof urged the court not to grant Kumari bail on the grounds that the police often had problems looking for her to assist in investigations into Soosai allegedly faking his death in 2003 to escape the law. 

DPP Fatnin claimed Kumari had been in contact with her husband, who is believed to be hiding in India and there was a high possibility she would go there to be with him.  

However, counsel P. Uthayakumar said his client should be granted bail as she had already been remanded for the last 20 days and also allegedly subjected to sexual harassment, physical and mental torture. 

Asked by Judge Suraya Othman whether a police report had been lodged over the alleged harassment, Uthayakumar said Kumari’s son Fernandez had already made a report in Kuala Lumpur on May 10. 

“My client’s passport is being held by the police since the first day she was detained almost three weeks ago, thus there is no chance for her to flee from the country. She should be granted bail,” he added. 

Uthayakumar proposed that bail be set at RM2,000 for both offences but DPP Fatnin urged the court to set bail at RM50,000. 

Judge Suraya set bail at RM30,000 in one surety and ordered her to report to the Shah Alam police station in the first week of every month.  

She also fixed mention for June 17.  

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