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Court gives detailed explanation for decision to set Tiwary free

Published on Sep 10, 2012 12:45 PM
 
A Sydney criminal appeals court said that Ram Tiwary might well know the circumstances behind the murders of fellow Singaporeans Tay Chow Lyang and Tan Poh Chuan, but had kept mum. -- PHOTO: RICK STEVENS

A Sydney criminal appeals court said that Ram Tiwary might well know the circumstances behind the murders of fellow Singaporeans Tay Chow Lyang and Tan Poh Chuan, but had kept mum.

In the grounds of decision released on Monday, the court explained why it ordered Mr Tiwary's release for the two murders, saying that there were doubts to his guilt.

It said that both men might have been murdered by others, "for reasons that are unknown", but of which Tiwary might have known.

"On that hypothesis, he was not liable for the murder as the person who physically did the acts causing death, though questions of complicity or misprision may arise," said the court in a 56-page judgement released on Monday.

 
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