Cradle Fund murder trial: Cops seized soot-covered plastic bag containing SIM card, says witness


SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The High Court here was told that there were traces of soot on a white plastic bag containing a SIM card, which was found during a police inspection at Samirah Muzaffar’s parents’ residence in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

Petaling Jaya district police headquarters Special Investigation Department (D9) officer R. Murugesh, 35, said it was based on his observation of the plastic bag with the name "Nazrin" written on it.

"There were (soot-like traces), on the plastic bag, ” he said during cross-examination by counsel L.S. Leonard, before Judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman at the murder trial of Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan on Monday (March 1).

The 37th witness said the white and purple coloured SIM card was confiscated by his team during a second inspection in a room at the house at about 4.30pm on Sept 11,2018, guided by Samirah.

He said there was also a small melting-like effect at the top of the plastic bag.

Murugesh said during an inspection, police also seized several electronic devices in the house at about 7.50pm on the same day.

"Among the items seized were three mobile phones, two laptops, (two) Ipads, (two) hard disks, one SIM card, a Nikon camera, an Apple charger. All these items were confiscated to assist in the investigation, ” he said.

On March 12,2019, Samirah, 49, a former senior executive at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, who was also Nazrin’s wife, and two teenagers, aged 17 and 14, were charged along with Indonesian Eka Wahyu Lestari, who is still at large, with killing the victim.

They were charged with committing the act at a house in Mutiara Damansara between 11.30pm on June 13,2018 and 4am on June 14,2018.

The trial continues on Tuesday (March 2). - Bernama

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