IPOH: A modern day drama unfolded earlier today at the Sessions Court here after a 55-year-old man withdrew bail granted to his son, a thief who was caught red handed carrying out a robbery.
The father, V . Maria Dass rushed to the front of the court when Judge S. Indira Nehru, set the bail of RM3,000 on his son.
His son, 26-year-old N . Herry Dass, was charged on June 20th with gang robbery under Section 395 of the Penal code.
Upon hearing that his own father had withdrew the bail, Herry broke out in tears and begged for his father’s forgiveness.
When the judge queried the father why he refused to pay the bail, Maria Dass said his son was almost never at home and never listened to his advice.
The court then stood down for about 10 minutes to allow for a “father-and-son” discussion.
After the proceeding resumed, Maria Dass chose to stand firm with his decision and requested the court to withdraw the bail on his son.
Herry broke down again. He rushed towards Maria Dass and touched his father’s feet. However, his father refused to forgive him.
Indira Nehru then granted the application to withdraw the bail on the accused and told Maria Dass that the decision would remain.
Maria Dass said this was not the first time that his son was charged with gang robbery and that he had spent more than RM20,000 to pay the fines.
“He has been doing these activities for about three or four times. I had to borrow my friend’s money to pay the fines.” said Maria Dass, who works as a petty trader at Kuala Pari Wholesale Market.
Originally reported by NST.