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Sanjeevan Charged With Cheating Over Varsity Degrees

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan claimed trial in a magistrate’s court here to cheating a company director into believing that he had two bachelor’s degrees from overseas universities.

Sanjeevan, 31, was brought before magistrate Mohd Faizal Ismail to have the charge read against him Thursday.

He claimed trial to the principal charge under Section 420 of the Penal Code of cheating Syarikat Solid Transactions Sdn Bhd director S. Sivam, 53, into believing that he had a bachelor’s degree in law from Northumbria University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Camden University to enable him work as a business consultant.

His act allegedly persuaded Sivam to hand over RM95,000 to him.

Sanjeevan faces an alternative charge under Section 415 of the same Penal Code of cheating Sivam into believing that he obtained the two degrees from the two universities.

The offence was allegedly committed at Cheras Leisure Mall in Taman Segar here on June 1, 2013.

Magistrate Mohd Faizal fixed bail at RM5,000 in one surety pending mention on Oct 26.

Sanjeevan was represented by Gobind Singh Deo and S. Preakas while DPP Noor Jazilah Mohd Yushaa prosecuted.

This is the fourth charge related to extortion and cheating brought against Sanjeevan.

On Aug 16, he pleaded not guilty in a magistrate’s court in Kuala Lumpur to a charge of extortion.

On Aug 12, he was taken to a magistrate’s court in Temerloh where he pleaded not guilty to allegedly extorting a businessman.

He also claimed trial at the Seremban Sessions and magistrate’s courts on July 19 to two charges of employing illegal foreign workers and extortion.

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