Trader claims trial to kidnapping cosmetics agent

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  • Thursday, 29 Dec 2022

Chek Norhafizzi being taken to court on Dec 29. He was charged along with another man still at large. – BERNAMApic

PASIR MAS: A trader has been charged in the Sessions Court here with kidnapping a cosmetics agent.

Chek Norhafizzi Chek Nor, 31, pleaded not guilty to the charge before Judge Badrul Munir Mohd Hamdy on Thursday (Dec 29).

He was charged with another man still at large with kidnapping Rosnazirah Mohd Nain, 36, at a house in Kampung Semat Jai, Wakaf Bharu near Tumpat, at 5.06pm on Sept 13.

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The charge, framed under Section 363 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same law, provides imprisonment for up to seven years and a fine upon conviction.

Chek Norhafizzi was not allowed bail and the court set Jan 20 for mention for submission of documents.

DPP Hajarul Falenna Itah Abu Bakar Adil prosecuted, while Mohd Firdaus Zainal Abidin and Majdah Muhammad represented the accused.

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Based on news reports, Rosnazirah was kidnapped by several men from her home in Tumpat in a car.

Some residents reported seeing the victim being taken by boat to Thailand before the car was found on Sept 13.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani then said on Sept 29 that she had been rescued by Thai police. – Bernama

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