06 Jul '11, 12am

Man accused of murder freed after 6 years in jail

Man accused of murder freed after 6 years in jail

Mr Ismil Kadar walking out of prison a free man yesterday with lawyer R. Thrumurgan after the Court of Appeal acquitted him of the 2005 murder of an elderly woman. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG View more photos IN A dramatic twist yesterday, an odd-job labourer was released from prison after he was cleared of murdering an elderly housewife six years ago. Mr Ismil Kadar - who spent six years in prison including two years on death row - was acquitted by the Court of Appeal, which issued a strongly worded judgment highlighting 'serious lapses' by police and prosecutors. Describing the case as 'extraordinary', Justice V. K. Rajah said the 42-year-old's confessions were obtained 'in troubling circumstances' which appeared to be deliberate breaches in procedures rather than mere carelessness. He added that investigators had been 'less than thorough' and said there was a 'startling lac...

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