GEORGE TOWN - The case of a senior female police officer charged with releasing an alleged serial Casanova swindler has been fixed for decision on Dec 9.
Magistrate Dianne Ningrad Nor Azahar will on the same day decide on another charge faced by Asst Supt L. Chandkumary over lodging a false police report.
She decided this at the end of the prosecution's case on both charges, which were jointly heard.
The court also fixed Nov 24 to hear submissions from both parties.
ASP Chandkumary, 57, is charged with intentionally releasing computer technician K.K. Prabaharan, 47, who was in her custody, at the George Town court complex at 1.50pm on Oct 9 last year.
The offence falls under Section 225A(1)(a) of the Penal Code and carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine, or both.
ASP Chandkumary was also on trial for lodging a false police report at 8.05pm the same day, claiming that Prabaharan disappeared when she was writing down remarks on the case at her office while waiting for the case to be mentioned in court.
The offence under Section 182 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to six months or a fine of up to RM2,000 (S$775), or both.