Senior cop’s phones probed


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007

SHAH ALAM: Two cellphones belonging to a senior police officer had their contents extracted for investigations in the Altantuya Shaariibuu case. 

CyberSecurity Malaysia digital forensics department head Aswami Fadillah Mohd Ariffin told a High Court here that the phones belonged to Deputy Supt Musa Mohd Safri. 

Asmawi: Said he had been correlating theextracted data from all the cellphones to thedetails from phone logs provided by Maxis,Celcom and DiGi for Oct 17 to 21 last year

He said police also handed to him the cellphones of private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, his assistant K. Suras Kumar, Abdul Razak Baginda, Kpl Sirul Azhar Umar, C/Insp Azilah Hadri and his ex-girlfriend L/Kpl Rohaniza Roslan, as well as a SIM card that belonged to the deceased. 

He said at least one call was made from C/Insp Azilah’s cellphone to one of DSP Musa’s phones. 

This came up when DPP Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah asked the witness to confirm the call from a phone log that carried the two phone numbers. 

Aswami said he extracted the data from the phones and SIM cards using software like SIMCon Version 1.1, Oxygen Phone Manager and Mobile Edit. 

Although no exact date was mentioned in court for the call, he said he had been correlating the extracted data from all the cellphones to the details from phone logs provided by Maxis, Celcom and DiGi for Oct 17 to 21 last year. 

This act of correlating, he said, was done by matching the dates and times of the extracted data from the phones to the details from the phone logs. 

Aswami, 36, said he also took several shots showing SMS messages on DSP Musa’s Nokia 7610 phone after he discovered that the dates and times on the extracted data turned out to be different from those displayed on the phone itself. 

“This is due to a software bug. That’s why I double checked this using two other tools,” he said on Day 58 of the murder trial. 

Aswami maintained that the dates displayed on the phone were the correct ones, which matched the details in the phone logs from the service providers. 

Asked about two other SIM cards and two laptops that the police had handed over to him for the same purpose, the witness replied that he did not find anything of relevance from them. 

The trial continues on Monday.  


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