Wednesday, 21 September 2011

‘Datuk Kabi’ faces eighth charge

BUTTERWORTH - PENANG - MALAYSIA: The man who goes by the name “Datuk Kabi” also known as "Datuk Eshwaran" has claimed trial to yet another cheating case at a magistrate’s court here.

It was his eighth cheating case. The other seven cases were heard at two courts on Penang island earlier this week.

Kamaleshwaran A/L Chitravelu, 29, was charged with cheating Wong Hon Chong, 29, by inducing him to surrender his Proton Perdana for sale.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at 4382, Jalan Bagan Luar, here in March 2004.

He pleaded not guilty before magistrate Chiang Kian Hong.

Kamaleshwaran pleaded for leniency and told the court he would not abscond. He assured the court he would be present at his trial.

Assistant Public Prosecutor Siti Aishah Ramlan asked the magistrate to deny him bail as the accused faced several other cheating cases.

Chiang granted him RM20,000 bail with one surety.

He fixed Nov 11 2009 for the case to be mentioned.

Kamaleshwaran, who was represented by S. Narasimhan, did not post the bail.

Datuk Kabi’ denies four more cheating charges

GEORGE TOWN - PENANG - MALAYSIA: The man who goes by the name “Datuk Kabi” has claimed trial to four more counts of cheating to add to the three he was already charged with in the past few days.

The new charges against Kamaleshwaran A/L Chitravelu, 29, are that he allegedly cheated:

> S. Gobalakrishnan, 35, by inducing him to deposit RM1,750 into his RHB Bank account as supposed payment for a Proton Waja at the Soho Beach Club in Batu Ferringhi here at 9pm in April 2003;

> Fiesal Amdan, 35, of a Honda Civic by inducing him into believing that an AmBank cheque for RM20,000 as purported payment was genuine at the ground floor of Sunnyville in Jalan Batu Uban, Sungai Nibong, on Sept 6, 2004;

> Abdul Razak Hamid, 49, of a Toyota Harrier by inducing him into believing that an AmBank cheque for RM135,000 as purported payment was genuine at a unit in Sunnyville on July 29, 2004; and

> S. Puvaneswaran, 32, of a Proton car by inducing him into believing that an AmBank cheque for RM30,000 as purported payment was genuine at a food outlet in Green Lane at 11.30am on Sept 3, 2004.

He was allowed bail ranging from RM5,000 to RM7,500 for each charge.

Feb 10 has been fixed for mention of the cases.

Kamaleshwaran had in the past few days been charged with three counts of cheating involving three cars worth RM267,000, and was allowed bail totalling RM23,000.

Another charge for ‘Datuk Kabi’

IPOH - PERAK - MALAYSIA: The infamous “Datuk Kabi” now also known as "Datuk Eshwaran" claimed trial in a magistrate’s court here for cheating a man five years ago, adding on to a long list of such charges he already faces.

Datuk Kabi also known as Datuk Eshwaran, whose real name is Kamaleshwaran A/L Chitravelu, pleaded not guilty to deceiving one G. Balasubramanyam into handing over a total of RM4,500. The money was believed to have been handed over to him as down payment for a Proton Perdana V6 car worth RM78,000.

He had allegedly committed the offence at 19A, Lebuh Medan 5, Bandar Baru Medan Ipoh, between April 26 and April 29, 2003, all the while knowing that the registration number PEQ 2359 actually belonged to a Perodua Kancil.

Magistrate Mohamed Ruhizat Abdullah set bail at RM4,000 in one surety pending hearing on April 24.

Kamaleshwaran, 29, faces eight other charges at the Balik Pulau, George Town and Butterworth magistrates courts.

His elder brother Yoganandha Moorthy A/L Chitravelu, 35, and ex-wife Mercy Sumathi Christie, 39, have also been charged in court for similar offences.