IPOH: The 29-year-old husband of a famous YouTuber was charged at the Sessions Court here today with possession of an offensive weapon.
Clad in a collared red and grey T-shirt and short jeans, the man who was handcuffed arrived at the court about 8.45am.
The accused, M. Sugu however pleaded not guilty when the charge was read by Judge Mohd Fauzi Mohd Nasir.
According to the charge sheet, Sugu was alleged to have had a 26-inch sickle in his possession at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (HRPB)'s Palliative Ward parking space about 6pm on Tuesday.
He was charged under Section 6 (1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958 which provides for a minimum jail sentence of five years and maximum of 10 years, if found guilty.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Mohd Waffy Ismail prosecuted while the accused was represented by lawyer, Mahinderjit Singh.
Mohd Fauzi set RM10,000 bail with one surety and the accused needs to report himself to the nearest police station once a month until the case is over.
The court set August 17 for re-mention.
Also present at the court was Sugu's wife, S. Pavithra, 28. They were seen talking to each other before the proceeding kicked off.
The Sugu Pavithra YouTube channel currently has 783,000 subscribers and they are closely followed by people of various races and age groups, including subscribers from overseas.