Punithan had been claimed to have been the driving force of a medication bargain including unadulterated heroin, otherwise called diamorphine, in 2011. Two different men, V Shanmugam Veloo, a Malaysian, and Suief Ismail, a Singaporean, were subsequently sentenced for the arrangement.
Punithan was claimed to have acquainted Shanmugam with Suief at a McDonald’s carpark to work with the exchange.
Nonetheless, the redrafting court said there was a sensible uncertainty whether this supposed gathering occurred.
“This was the connection which the arraignment needed to demonstrate to support the charge in light of the fact that the supposed normal goal to deal with drugs originated from that gathering,” the judgment read.
During the examinations, Shanmugam had distinguished Punithan as the indicated engineer behind the exchange.
Shanmugam and Suief were sentenced in 2015. Shanmugam, then, at that point, 30, was condemned to life detainment with 15 strokes of the stick while Suief, then 46, was condemned to death.
Punithan was subsequently captured in Malaysia and taken to Singapore in January 2016 to stand preliminary. He was viewed as blameworthy and condemned to death in 2018.