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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

> Probe paper on Kugan's death

The investigation papers on the death of lock-up detainee Kugan Ananthan will be completed tomorrow and submitted to the Attorney-General's Chambers on Wednesday.

Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the police will need to interview several more witnesses, which could be done by tomorrow.

"Yesterday we have taken statements from 11 police officers who were on duty at the time of Kugan's death.

"We have also called in several witnesses who were there when Kugan was arrested and during his death.

"The witnesses' accounts are crucial to our investigations," he said today, as reported by Bernama.

Khalid also said that the investigations were carried out in a professional and fair manner by a special team from Bukit Aman.

He added that the police had also taken statements from individuals who saw police arrested Kugan on Jan 15.

At the same time, Khalid also urged the public not to speculate on the second post-mortem carried out on Kugan's body yesterday.

"The post-mortem was carried out independently," he said.

Kugan, who was arrested on suspicion of being involved in luxury car theft in Sungai Chua, Kajang, died while in detention at the Taipan police station in Subang Jaya on Jan 20 - Malaysiakini.