PETALING JAYA: The body of former Cradle Fund chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan was exhumed from the Section 9 Muslim Cemetery in Kota Damansara here today for a second post-mortem.
Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the matter.
“Yes, it’s true. I can confirm that Nazrin’s body has been exhumed and taken to the University Malaya Medical Centre,” he said.
Meanwhile, Selangor Criminal Investigation Department head Fadzil Ahmat, in a statement, said the post-mortem on Nazrin’s body would be conducted this afternoon.
Nazri’s widow, Samirah Muzaffar, had applied to postpone the exhumation, but it was dismissed by the Court of Appeal today.
A three-man bench, chaired by Mohtarudin Baki, dismissed Samirah’s application on grounds that her application had no merit and upheld an order issued by the High Court on Oct 4 allowing the police to exhume Nazrin’s body.
However, Mohtarudin allowed Samirah’s application for a forensic pathologist appointed by her to be present during the post-mortem.
Sitting with Mohtarudin were judges Abdul Karim Abdul Jalil and Rodzariah Bujang.
Deputy public prosecutor Jamil Aripin prosecuted while Samirah was represented by lawyer M Puravalen.
The Magistrate’s Court had, on Oct 1, allowed an application by the police to exhume Nazrin’s body to enable the second post-mortem to be conducted to facilitate investigation into his death.
Nazrin, 45, died in a fire that broke out at his two-storey house in Mutiara Damansara on June 14.
Police reclassified Nazrin’s death as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code on Aug 3, following a forensic investigation report by the Fire and Rescue Department.