PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – The Federal Court should discharge and acquit Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the charge of having sodomised his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan as the prosecution’s case was riddled with doubts and unaccounted coincidences, defence counsel Ramkarpal Singh said.
Referring to Mohd Saiful Bukhari’s meeting with a senior police officer and the then Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak two days prior to the alleged sodomy incident, he said it could not be a coincidence.
He said all the scientific evidence adduced by the prosecution in the sodomy case were unreliable and ought to be rejected at the close of prosecution’s case at the High Court level itself.
“The real possibility that the material samples were contaminated and the fact that their (prosecution) description does not match with the history of samples taken, clearly casts a serious doubt on the integrity of the samples.
“It cannot be said without a doubt that they were the same samples retrieved from PW1 (Mohd Saiful Bukhari),” he submitted before a five-man bench chaired by Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria on the seventh day of the PKR adviser’s final appeal proceedings.
Ramkarpal Singh also disagreed with the prosecution’s contention that it was the defence who proved that there were tampering of samples, especially those collected from the complainant’s rectum.
He said even though there was a real possibility of tampering leading to the investigating officer Supt (Retired) Jude Blacious Pereira, the defence could not confront him since it could be someone else who carried out the tampering.a