JOHOR BARU: A petrol station owner has been discharged, not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) at the Sessions Court on the charges of forging documents and cheating a businessman over RM2.3mil.
Hanafi Husin, 39, was given a DNAA by Sessions Court judge Fatimah Zahari after Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurhayati Muhammad Fathullah told the court that the case needed further investigation by the police.
The court set his bail at RM60,000 and ordered his international passport to be returned.
Counsel Muhammad Fahmi A. Jamil, Syufri A. Samad and Daniel Firdaus represented Hanafi.
On Jan 3, Hanafi pleaded not guilty to four charges of forging documents and cheating a 34-year-old businessman.
All the offences were allegedly committed on June 12 at a company in the Pasir Gudang Industrial Area that belongs to the accused.
Under Section 420 of the Penal Code, Hanafi was charged with cheating and dishonestly inducing the delivery of property. It carries a prison sentence of between one to 10 years, whipping and a fine if convicted.
He was also charged under Section 471 for forgery and fraudulently using a forged document as genuine, which carries a maximum sentence of two years' jail, a fine or both if convicted.