Robbery case: Two face 3 more charges

Malaysian Ravi Sandhira Sagaran, 27, was slapped with three more charges.

SINGAPORE - Tachana Moorthy Peromal, 28, and Ravi Sandhira Sagaran, 27, now also stand accused of abducting Mr Chang Lai Huat in Woodlands Square at about 11.45am on March 11, 2010 and robbing him of $432,000.

In doing so, they allegedly caused hurt to their victim by punching him in the face.

The two Malaysians are also said to have conspired with others to steal a $7,000 Proton car on Oct 27 this year. The vehicle was allegedly taken from the multi-storey carpark at Block 881A, Woodlands Street 82.

The two accused were first taken to court last Friday to face a charge of robbing money changer Ali Yousouf Saiboo, 35, of more than $600,000 on Nov 5. This offence was reportedly committed around 12.50am that day at the carpark of Block 110, Aljunied Crescent, together with compatriot Annadurai Raman, 42, who has also been charged.

Five other unidentified suspects remain at large.

The next mention of the cases against the duo, who are represented by Mr Sunil Sudheesan, is on Nov 27.

Annadurai's case will be mentioned today.

The penalty for robbery and voluntarily causing hurt in the process is a jail term of between five and 20 years, and at least 12 strokes of the cane. Those who commit robbery while armed with a deadly weapon face caning of at least 12 strokes, in addition to other punishments. The maximum penalty for abduction is seven years' jail, a fine and caning.

This article was first published on November 21, 2014. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to for more stories.