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Three charged with JB businessperson’s murder

JOHOR BARU, 16 Jan 2009: Three men, believed to be involved in the murder of a prominent businessperson in Johor Baru, Datuk M Gunasegaran, were charged in the Segamat Magistrate’s Court today.

Johor Police Chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the investigation reports were submitted to the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s office yesterday and the trio were charged in court at 10.30am today.

“Two men are charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same Act while the third one was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 109 of the same Act,” he told reporters here today.

Mohd Mokhtar added that during the course of investigations, police recovered the pistol used in the incident and remanded seven suspects aged between 30 and 54, but four were later released.

“After interrogation, a 47-year-old and a 45-year-old were released on 8 Jan and yesterday respectively while another two more were released on police bail today,” he said.

Gunasegaran, 49, owner of a few pawnshops and managing director of a licensed money lending company was found shot dead in an alley along Jalan Genuang at 6.15am on 18 Dec while out on a morning jog. — Bernama


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