Rob Kidd is a NZME. News Service court reporter based in Auckland.

Kamal Reddy: Timeline to catch a killer

Kamal Reddy in the dock in April. Photo / Rob Kidd
Kamal Reddy in the dock in April. Photo / Rob Kidd

Mid-April, 2014 An undercover officer goes to Reddy's Otahuhu address with a market-research survey. He is later told he has won an off-road experience in Rotorua but declines it and another offer of a fishing trip because he thinks it is a scam.

Mid-May -A female undercover officer approaches Reddy and asks him to repair her car.

May 30 When she picks it up she asks him to help her collect a vehicle from Sylvia Park which was security for a loan. Reddy delivers the car to an Ellerslie restaurant to her boss "X" who pays him $100 and offers him more work.

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Pakeeza Yusuf and daughter Juwairiyah "Jojo" Kalim were found buried under the Takapuna Landing Bridge. Photo / Supplied
Pakeeza Yusuf and daughter Juwairiyah "Jojo" Kalim were found buried under the Takapuna Landing Bridge. Photo / Supplied

June 9 X and Reddy go to SkyCity to find another debtor.

They meet another undercover cop posing as gang member "U" and repossess a car without incident.

June 16 X and Reddy go to Wiri to meet a man who has a haul of designer purses and wallets, purported to be stolen, which they move to a storage unit. Over dinner, X asks Reddy to get marketing material on resorts for sale in Fiji that the boss "V" may be interested in buying.

June 17-July 10 Reddy goes to Fiji.

July 15 X and Reddy meet a man with high-value stolen watches who gives them a sample to show the boss. The man asks for payment of a night with a prostitute "Y" who Reddy chaperones to a Ponsonby bar.

July 21 X drops Reddy at Auckland Airport where he passes on stolen purses to a prospective member of the gang who is to deliver them to Wellington. The pair then drive to a central Auckland brothel where a woman pays them $4000 in cash, seemingly as protection money.

July 24 X, Reddy and "Z" go to the viaduct to find a man who owes the group money. Z finds the man, he pays the cash and Reddy counts it.

July 26-September 11 Reddy goes to Fiji.

Photo taken by an undercover police officer showing Kamal Reddy standing on the spot where he buried his partner and her child. Photo / via Police
Photo taken by an undercover police officer showing Kamal Reddy standing on the spot where he buried his partner and her child. Photo / via Police

Sept 12 X sends Reddy to the brothel to retrieve another $1000 from the madam - his first job alone. Reddy is offered a trial period with the gang and they head to a supermarket car park where a police officer gives them documents in exchange for cash.

Sept 15 X and Reddy drive to Tauranga where they buy and sell methamphetamine precursors. They then drive on to Gisborne and Rotorua selling the drugs.

Sept 17 X goes into a Rotorua bank and returns with credit cards and pin numbers. Reddy is instructed to withdraw cash from various ATMS around town.

Sept 18 X and Reddy meet someone known as "K the hacker" in a Rotorua park. Reddy pays him $500 for a hard drive purported to contain stolen Government information. While driving away, they are pulled over by a police officer who confiscates the drive. But X makes a call to gang bosses and the cop is instructed to let them go. They later pay $5000 to get the hard drive back from police.

Sept 19 Reddy flies from Rotorua to Wellington to hand deliver the hard drive to Z.

Sept 20 X and Reddy drive to Whangarei to meet "Y", who is not a member of the organisation but pays them $30,000 for a new identity and to dispose of evidence from an aggravated robbery he supposedly committed against an elderly couple. X and Reddy get rid of the evidence including a firearm, clothing and a balaclava.

Police investigating the site where human remains were found under the Takapuna Landing Bridge, in Takapuna. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Police investigating the site where human remains were found under the Takapuna Landing Bridge, in Takapuna. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Sept 22 X and Reddy meet a corrupt police contact in a car park and give him $5000 for police exhibits from Y's case, before going to a remote coastal location where they burn the evidence. Later a corrupt DIA employee gives them a new passport for Y for $1500.

Sept 29-Oct 5 Reddy goes to Fiji

Oct 6 X and Reddy drive to the Coromandel to look at airfields to have drugs delivered but get a call from a boss telling them to go to Wellington.

Oct 7 A group member "W" has supposedly committed sexual offences against an under-aged girl in Wellington. A crooked cop gives X and Reddy evidential clothing and a DVD, which they later burn at a discrete location.

Oct 8 X and Reddy pick up W who has been in hiding. They create a false name for him and arrange a meeting with the corrupt DIA staffer for a fake passport while he lays low in a motel, supervised by Reddy.

Oct 9 They retrieve the new passport and take W to the airport where he boards a flight to Australia. Later, Reddy acts as the lookout at the top of Wainuiomata Hill during a firearms burglary.

Police at the site where human remains were found under the Takapuna Landing Bridge. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Police at the site where human remains were found under the Takapuna Landing Bridge. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Oct 10 As Reddy and X are driving they stop at a pedestrian crossing where a policeman is crossing the road. Detective David Sanday had been investigating the disappearance of Pakeeza and Jojo in Auckland and it begins a conversation with X about the old relationship.

Oct 11 The pair continue checking airfields in Tauranga for potential drug deliveries. Eventually Ardmore airfield in Auckland is deemed suitable and later a small plane arrives with a suitcase of methamphetamine precursors.

Oct 12 X and Reddy fly to Wellington and meet someone posing as an Outlaws motorcycle gang member. They negotiate a $50,000 firearms deal in a motel.

Oct 13 At the request of V, Reddy gives him the names of Pakeeza and Jojo so he can research the case and any potential "risk" to the group.

Oct 14 Reddy sits down with V and eventually admits killing his former partner and her daughter.

- NZ Herald

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