Cop, wife charged with trafficking Indonesian woman

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KLANG: A police officer and his wife pleaded not guilty in the sessions court here today to trafficking and exploiting an Indonesian woman for forced labour.

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S Vijiyan Rao, 38, and K Rineshini Naidu, 35, a businesswoman, were jointly charged with committing the offence against Zailis, 46, at a house in Taman Industri Bolton, Gombak, between March and Aug 30.

They were charged under Section 13 of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007, read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code.

If found guilty, they face life imprisonment or not less than five years’ jail and whipping.

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Judge Rozianayati Ahmad allowed them bail of RM10,000 in one surety each and set Oct 5 for mention. The couple was also ordered to surrender their passports to the court.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurul’ Ain Abu Bakar prosecuted, while Vijiyan and Rineshini were represented by lawyer A Narainasami.


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