A GANG cut the electricity, severed telephone lines and threatened tenants in a bid to force them to leave a building in Western, the District Court heard yesterday. Kwok Chun-keung, 48, Poon Muk-chung, 37, Ho Tze-kui, 33, and Yiu Hing-hor, 28, are charged with four counts of causing harassment to tenants. Co-defendants Wong On-ling, 45, and Wong Kam-wing, 34, are charged with causing harassment to tenants, with Kwok and Poon, on different occasions. Two other men - Hui Kwok-wing, 41, and Chan Pui-ching, 37 - are charged with criminal intimidation, along with Wong On-ling and Kwok. The five alleged victims - Lee Chun-sing, Chan Chau-yan, Wong Kwok-chun, Lam Shui and Kwok Kwok-keung - live at 120 Connaught Road West. Crown Counsel Peter Sit said Kwok, Poon, Ho and Yiu calculated to interfere with the tenants' peace by cutting off the electricity supply for the second, third and fifth floors last August. It is alleged the four did so with the intention of forcing the tenants to give up occupation. The four defendants also allegedly cut off the telephone services in two of the victims' premises. It is alleged that Wong On-ling and Hui threatened Mr Lee with injury to his children last March. Wong On-ling, Kwok and Chan Pui-ching allegedly made a similar threat to Mr Kwok last July. The Crown alleges Chan Pui-ching also threatened to injure Mr Chan last July. All eight defendants have pleaded not guilty. They face trial in December next year.