Judge, Lawyers and Accused of Altantuya Trial Visited Crime Scene

19 July 2007
Shah Alam

Superintendent Zainol Samah continued his testimony as the 19th prosecution witness in the murder trial of Altantuya Shaariibuu yesterday. The Kuala Lumpur serious crimes division chief said that Abdul Razak Baginda’s private investigator, P. Balasubramaniam, was also arrested in relation to the murder but was later released when investigations showed that he was not involved.

Abdul Razak Baginda is accused of abetting the murder of the 28-year-old Mongolian.

Zainol stated that Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, and Azilah’s girlfriend Lance Corporal Rohaniza Roslan were also picked up by the police.

On 6 November 2006, Zainol was in a convoy of five vehicles which were going to Puncak Alam in Shah Alam where Azhar had agreed to take the police to the crime scene. He was in a leading police car with investigating officer ASP Tonny Lunggan ahead of the convoy.

Tonny had called Zainol on his mobile phone after he and ASP Zulkarnain Samsudin had located the place. The officers were accompanied by a forensics team led by Superintendent Amidon Anan. Zainol arrived at the dark crime scene at 7:10pm.

Yesterday, judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin, the prosecution and defence teams went to the crime scene at 3:05pm under rainy conditions. The three accused were brought along, but stayed in the police vehicles. The group spent 15 minutes in a forested area on a hill near the Tasik Subang dam. The area is about 20km from the Universiti Teknologi Mara in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam.

Mohd Zaki was briefed by the lawyers on the events that occurred there and explosion experts will be called in as witnesses over the next few days.

New Straits Times – Altantuya murder trial: Private eye was held initially, says witness
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MCW – Discrepancy in CCTV Recordings and Accused Led Police to Crime Scene
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