Published on: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Deputy Public Prosecutor Monica Linsua informed this to Judge Duncan Sikodol during Amir Ali Khan Nawaty's case management.
Monica however, said the prosecution would be calling about 15 to 20 witnesses to testify in the trial scheduled for Feb 7 and 8.
Amir, 40, of Buner, Pakistan is accused of committing the offence in a moving lorry headed from Kota Marudu town to Langkon, at Km 2.8 along Jalan Kota Marudu-Langkon, between 11am and 12.30pm on Nov 25, 2012.
He had on Dec 18, 2012 claimed trial to the charge under Section 304 (b) of the Penal Code, which carries jail term of up to 10 years, or with a fine or both on if convicted.
In Monday's proceedings, counsel Rakhbir Singh, who represented Amir, requested for further case management as the defence has not received any document.
Meanwhile, counsel Peter Marajin informed the court that he had been appointed by the victim's family to hold a watching brief counsel for them and was not objected to by both Amir's counsel and the prosecution.
Marajin also requested for documents of the case to be supplied to them.
Duncan then set Jan 17 for a further case management as requested by Amir's counsel Rakhbir and maintained the trial date.
Amir was ordered remanded further.