Ipoh shooting case: 8 admit to unlawful assembly, rioting

shooting-case-in-Bandar-Baru,-MenglembuIPOH: Eight men were fined by the Magistrate’s Court here today for participating in a riot while armed with deadly weapons during a shooting case in Bandar Baru, Menglembu, here on July 2.

S Loggarajan, 27, R Satish Kumar, 22, A Joseph Raj, 29, M Ilageswaran, 28, P Velmurugan, 34, K Selva Ganapathy, 31, S Krishnan, 30, and S Magiesvaran, 23, nodded after the interpreter read out the charge to them in Tamil, Bernama reported.

They pleaded guilty to involvement in a riot while armed and causing injury to S Adwinray, 23, P Kechan Kumar, 21, and S Sutagar, 29, on Lorong Kledang Timur 10, Bandar Baru, Menglembu at 6.30pm on July 2.

Magistrate Siti Hafiza Jaafar sentenced Loggarajan to 14 days’ jail and fined him RM1,000.

Joseph Raj, Velmurugan, Selva Ganapathy and Magieswaran were each fined RM1,000 and jailed seven days while Satish Kumar, Ilangeswaran and Krishnan were fined RM1,000 each.

They paid the fines.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurul Qistini Qamarul Abraf prosecuted while counsel Farihah Arshad represented the eight.

Star Online reported that Perak police chief Commissioner Hasnan Hassan had recently said that three Gang 08 members, aged between 21 and 29, were shot in the arm and abdomen in the incident.

He said police were still looking for two more men in connection with the gang shooting incident.