Ex-air steward and two Nepali men charged with kidnap

A former air steward and two Nepali construction workers were charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with kidnapping a security company director and demanding a ransom of 10 gold bars worth RM1.44 million, early this month.

C. Rudhra, 37, from Taman Klang Utama here, and the two Nepali workers, R.Roshan and T.J. Ramesh, both aged 29, are alleged to have abducted the company director, A.Kanapathy, 64, near a restaurant in Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, hereat about 9.30am on March 7.

The charge under Section 3 of the Kidnapping Act 1961, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code, carries the death penalty or life imprisonment and whipping upon conviction.

No plea was recorded after the charge was read before Magistrate Liew Horng Bin.  The court fixed April 25 for remention of the case. Deputy public prosecutor Puteri Iskandariah Md Tahir appeared for the prosecution, while only Rudhra was represented by lawyer KS. Rathakrishnan.

— Bernama