Cradle CEO's stepsons freed after remand order revised


Modified 12 Sep 2018, 2:53 pm

The Shah Alam High Court today granted a revision on the seven-day remand order issued by the Magistrate Court on the two stepsons of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CEO Nazrin Hassan who died in a fire in June.

Judge Ab Karim Ab Rahman in making the decision said the court found there was no strong justification submitted by the investigation officer to remand the two teenagers aged 14 and 16 from Sept 9 to 15.

"There is no justification to detain the two teenagers for seven days.

“So I revised the remand order to end at 5pm today,” he said when granting the revision submitted by the teenagers’ counsel, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik.

Ab Karim in his judgement said the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court was not meticulous in considering the need for remand on the two teenagers, saying that a period of two to three days would have been sufficient for investigation.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Nazneen, when arguing against the remand revision submitted by Hisyam, said the seven-day remand was appropriate based on 14 reasons provided by the investigating officer.

On Sunday, both teenagers were brought to the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court and Magistrate Nor Ariffin Hisham ordered them to be remanded until Sept 15.

The two brothers were picked up from their grandfather's house in Taman Tun Dr Ismail at about 4pm the previous day.

Police had before this detained their mother and biological father before remanding them for seven days to assist in the investigation on the CEO's case.

Nonetheless, their father was released after the remand period ended on Sept 7 while their mother was still being remanded until Thursday.

Earlier, Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the death of Nazrin had been reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code after the Fire and Rescue Department forensic report showed the presence of petrol at the incident location, apart from results of a post-mortem.

Nazrin died in his house at Mutiara Homes here at about 12.20pm on June 14.

- Bernama