Remand for Cradle Fund CEO's widow Samirah extended

FAZRIK KAMARUDIN

PETALING JAYA: Police obtained a three-day extension on the remand order against Samirah Muzaffar, the widow of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan, to assist in investigation.

The application was made at the Magistrate's Court, here, this morning.

Magistrate Nurulhuda Zakariya allowed for an extension until Thursday against Samirah who was previously remanded for a week.

"Police requested for a seven-day extension for the purpose of carrying out further investigation," Samirah's lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said.

"However we protested because the process of interrogation cannot be used as an excuse to extend the duration of remand," he added.

Hisham is also expected to file an objection at the Shah Alam High Court against the arrest of Samirah's two teenage sons who were remanded for a week beginning yesterday.

On Sept 4, police detained Samirah and her ex-husband, both 43-years-old, before they were remanded for a week to assist in investigation into Nazrin's death.

Her ex-husband has since been released.

Nazrin died on June 14 in what was earlier reported as having been due to smoke inhalation from a fire caused by an exploding mobile phone in his bedroom at a double-storey semi-detached house in Mutiara Damansara, here.

However, later on it was said that traces of petrol were found on Nazrin's head, bedframe and his cellphone.

Police have since reclassified the case as murder.

His teenage stepsons were detained following a development that said the 45-year-old suffered a puncture wound to his head.

It is believed that the puncture wound was caused by an archery row and that led to the arrest of the two boys as it is learned that together with their mother, they have skills pertaining to the sport. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd