KUALA LUMPUR – Indignation showed on the face of Col Dr R. Kunaseegaran when Kevin Morais added two additional charges against him at the Sessions Court in Shah Alam, Selangor.
Deputy public prosecutor Savinder Singh Jugindar Singh, 27, told the High Court this, at the murder trial today, of deputy public prosecutor Datuk Anthony Kevin Morais in which Dr Kunaseegaran is the first accused.
“Dr Kunaseegaran initially faced one charge under Section 168 of the Penal Code; Kevin Morais submitted two more charges against him under the same Section making it three charges,” said the 46th prosecution witness.
Savinder, who is now based at the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Kedah said the additional charges on Dr Kunaseegaran were submitted on June 22, 2015.
During examination in-chief by deputy public prosecutor Saiful Edris Zainuddin at the trial which entered its 31st day, he said he saw Dr Kunaseegaran talking with a few Indian men after the proceeding.
Dr Kunaseegaran, said the witness, was usually accompanied by four men each time he arrived at the Shah Alam Sessions Court.
However, he told the court, he could only see two of the four men, that is, second accused G.Gunasekaran and seventh accused S. Ravi Chandaran among the accused in the dock.
To a question from Saiful Edris as to his last contact with Kevin Morais, the witness said he met him on Sept 2, 2015 at the Attorney General’s Chambers in Putrajaya, two days before Kevin Morais was reported missing.
“My last contact with Kevin Morais was on Sept 4 at 12.30am when I received an assignment email from him regarding a case in Johor Baharu.
“He requested me to download the documents attached with the email and bring them on the morning of Sept 4, 2015 but that day Kevin Morais did not arrive at the office and could not be contacted,” he said.
Six men – Gunasekaran, 48, R.Dinishwaran, 24, A.K. Thinesh Kumar, 23, M.Vishwanath, 26, Nimalan, and Ravi Chandaran, 45, are facing a charge of killing Kevin Morais between 7am and 8pm on Sept 4, 2015, between Jalan Dutamas Raya Sentul and No.1 Jalan USJ1/6D, Subang Jaya.
Dr Kunaseegaran, 53, is accused of abetting the six men in Kevin Morais’ murder at the same place, date and time.
The trial before Justice Datuk Azman Abdullah continues on Nov 28. – BERNAMA