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‘Datuk Kabi’ slapped with four more charges

PENANG, 6 Jan 2009: The man known as ‘Datuk Kabi’, today faced four more counts of cheating at the George Town magistrate’s court.

Kamaleshwaran Chitravelu, 29, claimed trial to the charges.

On the first charge, he was alleged to have cheated Abdul Razak Hamid, 50, by giving him an invalid cheque with a face value of RM135,000 for the purchase of a Toyota Harrier on 29 July 2004.

Kamaleshwaran claimed trial to the offence, which was said to have been committed at Block 1B, Second floor of Sunny Ville, Batu Uban.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Guat Cheng urged the court to set bail at RM10,000 for the accused as he had jumped bail in other cases.

Magistrate Ainul Bashirah Dona Don Biyajid ordered Kamaleshwaran to pay RM5,000 bail in one surety, on condition he reported to the nearest police station monthly.

Kamaleshwaran also faced two other charges of cheating S Gobalakrishnan, 36, and Fiesal Amdan, 36, of a total of RM21,750.

He was alleged to have asked Gobalakrishnan to put RM1,750 into his RHB bank account as deposit for a car but refused to hand it over. In the other charge, Kamaleshwaran was accused of issuing an invalid cheque worth RM20,000 to purchase Fiesal’s Honda Civic.

Both offences were allegedly committed at the Soho Beach Club, Batu Ferringhi and Sunny Ville, Jalan Batu Uban, Sungai Nibong in April, 2003 and September, the following year, respectively.

Meanwhile, in a separate court,  Kamaleshwaran also claimed trial to cheating S Puvaneswaran, 33, by issuing an invalid Ambank (M) Berhad cheque for RM30,000, at 11.30pm on 3 Sept 2004.

The offence allegedly took place at a coffeeshop in Jalan Greenlane where the accused purchased a Proton Waja 1.6 from Puvaneswaran.

The court fixed 10 Feb for mention of the cases, with Kamaleshwaran having to post a total bail of RM24,500 in one surety and report to the nearest police station on a monthly  basis.     

Yesterday, Kamaleshwaran faced two charges of cheating at the Balik Pulau magistrate’s court.

On the first charge, he was said to have cheated C Rethnadevi by giving her an invalid cheque with a face value of RM57,000 for the purchase of Proton Perdana on 6 July 2005.

On the second charge, he was said to have cheated Peh Eng Hiam by using another invalid cheque to purchase a BMW car on 10 Feb 2006.

Both offences were alleged to have been committed at the Pappadam restaurant, Krystal Point, Sungai Nibong Kechil in Bayan Baru.

Kamaleshwaran is also alleged to have committed similar offences in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. — Bernama


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