PETALING JAYA: A former beauty queen has pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here to punching a policeman and using the drug tetrahydrocannabinol (THC or cannabis extract).
Kohinoor Damodaran Kaittiani (pic), 29, was yesterday charged with using criminal force to intimidate a civil servant, Kpl Sharulafirin Sarmadan, by punching him in Jalan Universiti here at 3am on Thursday.
The charge, under Section 353 of the Penal Code, provides for a maximum jail term of two years, a fine or both upon conviction.
Kohinoor was also charged with administering THC to herself at the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department of the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at 2pm on the same day.
The charge, under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, carries a maximum RM5,000 fine, two years’ jail or both if found guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Lau Chia Xin proposed bail of RM5,000 for each charge but Kohinoor’s lawyer Datin Raj Preet Kaur sought to have the sum reduced, saying that her client’s income had been affected as her restaurant was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Magistrate Zhafran Rahim Hamzah allowed the accused bail of RM3,000 for both charges in one surety each and fixed Oct 6 for mention.
Meanwhile, Kohinoor’s friend, Quek Shen Tying, 33, also pleaded not guilty to taking THC at 2.15pm at the same place and on the same day. — Bernama