KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court was told that the former second accused in the murder trial of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais had filled a drum with cement to the brim.
Sixth accused S. Nimalan said he was informed by G. Gunasekaran, also known as “Jay”, that the drum would be used as a parking marker for his soon-to-be-opened restaurant.
He said Jay filled up the drum in front of a shop that was being renovated as a restaurant.
At the time, Nimalan said he was with another accused, S. Ravi Chandaran, who is his uncle.
Nimalan said he and Ravi Chandaran had been hanging out at the shop for about half an hour when Jay returned to the premises in his Proton Perdana V6, followed by a cement truck.
“After that, the lorry poured cement at the front of the shop and I saw Jay paying the lorry driver.
“The lorry then left the site,” he said during the examination-in-chief by counsel V. Rajehgopal, who is representing five of the six accused.
Nimalan, 25; Ravi Chandaran, 47; R. Dinishwaran, 26; A.K. Thinesh Kumar, 25; M. Vishwanath, 28; and army pathologist Kol Dr R. Kunaseegaran pleaded not guilty to a charge of murdering Morais between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015, while he was on his way from Jalan Dutamas 1, Sentul, to No 1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.
They were charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34 of the same code, which carries the mandatory death sentence, upon conviction.
The trial before Justice Azman Abdullah continues today. — Bernama