SOME 28 men were charged in the Sessions Court in Kuala Kubu Baru with becoming members of an organised crime group known as Geng 08 GST.
P. Thanasegaran, 46, K. Saravanak Kumar, 36, S.Selvamogan, 44, N. Yogeswaran, 41, N. Ganesan, 43, R. Raja Kumar, 39, Aziz Latip Hasannar, 42, N. Chandran, 37, B. Vinot, 27, K. Selvam, 38, P. Tachana Moorthy, 36, S. Vekneswaran, 36, M. Saravanan, 40, V. Elengo Van, 36, V. Thinagaran, 28, M. Eswaran, 33, S. Navin ,29, S. Kali Muthu, 44, B. Moganraj, 30, A. Poobalan, 29, N. Vijendran, 37, K. Punitharajan, 26, R. Devandran, 35, R. Vengateswaran, 26, Tan Eng Sun, 22, P. Sathteswaran, 23, G. Gananathan, 23, and H. Arvind, 24, did not enter a plea when the charge was read out before judge Nurul Mardhiah Mohammed Redza because they were all arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, which is under the High Court’s jurisdiction.
They were charged with becoming members of the organised crime group Geng 08 GST at Tin Mine, Kalumpang, Hulu Selangor, between January 2019 and June 23 this year.,
The charge, framed under section 130V(1) of the penal code, is punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years, if found guilty.
The defendants were denied bail. The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutors Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad, Ahmad Shafiq Hasim, Khairul Azreem Mamat and Yong Ching Hong.
The lawyers appearing for the defendants were Geethan Ram Vincent, R. Thinalan, David Gurupatham, J.M. Mark, K. Shalvin, Mohd Hanif Hassan, P.S. Doal and Mujahidah Almukimah Fakhfurazi.
The court adjourned the case until August 22. – Bernama, July 19, 2022.