KUALA LUMPUR: The father of murder victim Nurin Jazlin Jazimin wants a quick settlement in his suit against the police for the circulation of his daughter's post-mortem photographs.
In his application yesterday, Jazimin Abdul Jalil urged the High Court to decide on the liability as police had already admitted that it was their officer who took the pictures out of the police station.
Jazimin's lawyer, Akbardin Abdul Kader, filed the application in chambers on Tuesday afternoon.
"Since there is an admission, there is no reason now for a trial to take place," said Akbardin.
"If the court decides in our favour, then they should also assess the damages for the father."
"We have sent a letter dated May 5 to the Attorney-General's Chambers urging them to take appropriate action against the policeman," Akbardin said.
In September 2007, pictures of Nurin's post-mortem were found in circulation on the Internet via emails.
Jazimin, 35, who operates a security company, filed a negligence suit against the police and government over the circulation of the pictures on Aug 21.
He sought an unspecified amount in general, exemplary and aggravated damages, interest, cost and other relief deemed fit by the court.
The inspector-general of police, Selangor police chief, Petaling Jaya district police chief and the government were named as defendants in the negligence suit.
In their defence, which was filed on Dec 5, 2008, the police force admitted that an officer identified as Lance Corporal Amran Arifin, who was supposed to destroy the draft of the report, had taken it home along with the pictures.
They claimed that the pictures were shown to his neighbours and relatives, who had recorded them without his knowledge. The pictures were subsequently circulated on the Internet and by handphones.
Nurin, a Year Two pupil of SK Desa Setapak, was abducted some 500 metres from her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju on Aug 20, 2007.
Her sexually ravaged body was found in a sports bag outside a shoplot in PJS 1, Petaling Jaya 28 days later. No one has yet been charged for the murder