Remulla orders transfer of Filipino-Indian’s case to DOJ
MANILA, Philippines — The case of a Filipino-Indian national who was arrested in Cavite last June for illegal possession of firearms and explosives will be transferred to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for case build-up upon the order issued by its chief, Jesus Crispin Remulla.
Under the Department Order no. 498, Amith Chandiramani’s case, pending before the Dasmariñas City Prosecutor’s Office, will be moved to Remulla’s office for “the conduct of case build-up and/or preliminary investigation.”
According to the order, Chandiramani was charged for violating the Republic Act (RA) 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. He was collared last June 22 after authorities raided his house in Dasmariñas.
Moreover, Remulla, under the same order, also designated Assistant State Prosecutor Michael John Humarang to handle and resolve the case and “to file the corresponding information before the appropriate court.”
Humarang was likewise instructed to manage “all cases between/among the same parties which are connected to, necessarily included, or as a consequence of these cases, including counter charges, which might arise in the future.”
Last September 11, reports revealed that Chandiramani filed a case against his older brother Rajiv and their mother for falsification of public documents to allegedly take control of over P1 billion worth of properties left by their father Prem Chandiramani, who died in 2011.
On the other hand, Rajiv has requested the DOJ to dismiss the case filed against him, as he described the allegations against him as “baseless, contrived and manufactured” in his 25-page counter-affidavit.