Court set Dec 5-6 to hear ill-treatment complaints by two LTTE detainees

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  • Friday, 08 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Sessions Court here on Friday (Nov 8) set Dec 5 and 6 to examine complaints alleging ill-treatment by prison authorities by two accused charged with links to LTTE.

The complaints were from a grocer, B. Subramaniam, 57, who has been charged with giving support to the terrorist group, and scrap metal collector A. Kalaimughilan, 28, who faces a charge of possessions of items linked to LTTE.

Judge Azura Alwi fixed the dates after their case came up for mention before her on Friday.

She said both the accused recorded their complaints in camera on Nov 1.

"After hearing their complaints, the court is satisfied that there is an offence for action to be taken under Section 128 of the Criminal procedure Code.

"A further examination of the complaints by the two accused will be continued under Section 133 of the Criminal Procedure Code, ” she added.

At the proceedings today, the prosecution was represented by deputy public prosecutor Low Qin Hui, while the two accused were represented by lawyer S. Selvam.

On Nov 1, lawyer M. V. Yoges, representing Kalaimughilan, told the court that his client complained about not being treated well at the Sungai Buloh Prison as he was not given a pillow and mattress to sleep on. – Bernama

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