Widow’s stay bid dismissed, Cradle CEO exhumation to go on

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal here has allowed the exhumation of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan's body.

This was after Justice Mohtarudin Baki, who chaired the three man panel, dismissed Nazrin's widow Samirah Muzaffar's application for leave of the Shah Alam High Court's order on Monday (Oct 8).

Justice Mohtarudin said there was no merit in Samirah's application.

He also dismissed Samirah's application for stay of the Petaling Jaya's magistrate's court and the High Court's orders.

Other judges on the panel were Justices Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil and Rodzariah Bujang.

Samirah made the application for leave to examine whether the order by the police to exhume the body was in accordance with the law.

Nazrin, who died in a fire at his home on June 14, was found with 30% burns to his body at the upper floor of his double-storey house.

The police had reclassified the case as murder following a forensic investigation by the Fire and Rescue Department.

Several people have since been remanded and released in the murder investigation, including Nazrin's wife and her ex-husband, a married couple related to his widow, and two teenagers.

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