Press Esc to close
Monday 26 September 2016
News updated at 2:47 AM IST
Weather
Max: 25.8°C
Min : 19.6°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Two Malaysian Indians charged with aircraft engine theft

Last updated: 06 January, 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (IANS)

Two ethnic Indians on Wednesday were charged in connection with the theft and disposal of two jet engines belonging to Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF).

The two F5 jet engines went missing in 2007. Sergeant N. Tharmendran of the RMAF was charged with theft and company director K. Rajandran Prasad with their disposal at the Sessions Court here, Star Online, website of The Star newspaper said.

Tharmendran, 42, claimed trial to a charge of abetting airman Mohamad Shukri Yusop in the theft of the two engines. Rajandran Prasad, 38, pleaded not guilty to a charge of helping to dispose of stolen property belonged to the RMAF. Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail said in a statement Tuesday: "Investigations revealed that both F5 jet engines were removed from the godown in Kuala Lumpur as a result of a collaboration between an RMAF personnel with the rank of sergeant and a company director to dispose of both jet engines."

He said based on information from witnesses and documents obtained, he ordered the two to be charged, reported Bernama, the official news agency. The jets engines belonging to the 12th Squadron (Scorpion) based in Butterworth were stolen in 2007 from the RMAF godown in Kuala Lumpur. The RMAF discovered the jet engines missing May 22, 2008 and a police report was lodged Aug 4 the same year.

Also missing were maintenance and service records. Patail said the stolen engines had "left" Malaysia for Argentina but were off-loaded to another vessel bound for Uruguay. However, he did not reveal their current location as efforts were under way to recover the engines.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP's National Council Meeting at Kozhikode...

Cyclists take part Cyclothon 2016 held on world car free day in Gurgaon...

Cyclists take part Cyclothon 2016 held on world car free day in Gurgaon...

Artists practice Garba in Ahmedabad...

Artists practice Garba in Ahmedabad...

School students at 'Mother Walk' rally to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa in Kolkata

School students at 'Mother Walk' rally to commemorate the canonization of Mother Teresa in Kolkata

Maratha community members hold a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim...

Maratha community members hold a protest rally demanding justice for Kopardi rape victim...

An aerial view of the flood hit Edupalaya village in Medak district of Telangana...

An aerial view of the flood hit Edupalaya village in Medak district of Telangana...

Indian and U.S. army soldiers take part in an Indo-US army joint combat exercise in Ranikhet...

Indian and U.S. army soldiers take part in an Indo-US army joint combat exercise in Ranikhet...

St Patrick Church celebrating 175th anniversary in Museum Road, Bengaluru...

St Patrick Church celebrating 175th anniversary in Museum Road, Bengaluru...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Army personnel arrive to help flood affected people in Hyderabad...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah wave to the crowd at public rally...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523