Private eyes freed on RM50,000 court bond each


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 23 Nov 2006

KUALA LUMPUR: The two private investigators who were rearrested to assist investigations into the abduction and murder of Mongolian beauty Altantuya Shaariibuu have been released. 

They were freed yesterday afternoon after magistrate Nik Asma Anita Makhtar issued an order for their release on a RM50,000 court bond each as provided for under Section 49 of the Criminal Procedure Code. 

The magistrate also ordered them to surrender their passports to the court. 

The two private investigators, aged 46 and 35, were first remanded on Nov 9 before they were released a couple of days later on police bail. 

The duo, one of whom is an ex-cop, were rearrested last Wednesday. 

A source revealed that they would be testifying as prosecution witnesses during the trial of the two policemen charged with 28-year-old Altantuya’s murder and the political analyst accused of abetting the cops. 

Apart from them, the female lance corporal who was remanded over the murder is also likely to be one of the main prosecution witnesses in the case. She was released on a RM10,000 court bond on Monday. 

On Nov 15, C/Insp Azilah Hadri and Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar were charged in Shah Alam with killing Altantuya. 

The following day, political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda was charged here with abetting the two policemen in committing the murder.  

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