Kugan case: Court of Appeal reduces award to family, upholds decision that police, Govt liable

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  • Friday, 08 Aug 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Court of Appeal has awarded RM701,700 to the family of suspected car thief A. Kugan over his death while in police custody.

The family were awarded RM801,700 in damages by the Hight Court on June 16 last year.

In a landmark judgment, High Court judge Justice V.T. Singham had found the police and Government liable for Kugan’s death on Jan 20, 2009 while detained at the USJ Taipan police station.

Court of Appeal judge Justice David Wong Dak Wah, who read out his judgment, said that there should be zero tolerance in cases of custodial death.

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