Saturday, January 18

Pakistani denies touching girl’s breast, private parts


KOTA KINABALU: A Pakistani shop caretaker claimed trial at the Magistrate’s Court here yesterday to touching a teenage girl’s breast and private part when she was asked by her father to pay for cigarettes to the accused.

Asfandiyar Khan, 25, a passport holder, who appeared before magistrate Afiq Agoes, faces a charge under Section 354 of the Penal Code.

The accused had allegedly molested the 16-year-old victim at an area at Taman Kristal along Jalan Kobusak at 7.30pm on November 29, 2016.

The court fixed September 12 to re-mention the case and the accused was released on RM3,500 bail with two local sureties, pending disposal of the case.

In a separate case, a Filipino youth was jailed for one month by the same court for possessing a house-breaking tool, an iron cutter, without reasonable explanation.

Tani Kassim, 25, was arrested for committing the offence on the first floor of a building here on September 3.

The court also ordered the accused to be referred to the Immigration Department after serving his jail term for further action as he had no valid travel document.