Former Selangor footballer S. Saravanan was acquitted and discharged by the Sessions Court here today of two counts of corruption.
Judge M. Gunalan said prosecuting officer Yusliza Mohd Yusof from the Anti-Corruption Commission had failed to make out prima facie case against Saravanan who was represented by lawyer Affifuddin Afifi.
According to the charge sheet, Saravanan had received RM500 from the complainant, Abdul Rahman Mohamed, as an inducement to help arrange a bank loan for the purchase of a low-cost house from Guthrie Property Development Holdings Bhd.
The offence was allegedly committed at the company’s sales office in Persiaran Tebar Layar, Seksyen U8, Bukit Jelutong, here at about 4pm on Nov 1, 2005. Saravanan was then Guthrie sales officer.
The second charge read Saravanan received another RM300 from the same complainant at about 5.05pm ten days later at the same place.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
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