2 charged over driv­ing away Pe­nang coun­cil lorry af­ter raid

New Straits Times - - News -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Two men, who drove away a Pe­nang Is­land City Coun­cil lorry af­ter lo­cal au­thor­i­ties raided their food stall in Tan­jung Tokong on Thurs­day, were yes­ter­day charged with ob­struct­ing a civil ser­vant from car­ry­ing out his du­ties.

Mo­ham­mad Haziq Am­mar Mohd Hus­sain, 28, and Ab­dul Muhaimin Mohd Has­san, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charge read out to them be­fore mag­is­trate Mo­hamad Amin Shahul Hamid.

The two were ac­cused of com­mit­ting the of­fence by tak­ing away the coun­cil lorry, which was parked in front of their stall near the Ba­gan Jer­mal fire sta­tion at 8.30pm on May 4.

The duo were charged un­der Sec­tion 186 of the Pe­nal Code which car­ries a max­i­mum two years’ jail, or fine up to RM10,000, or both upon con­vic­tion.

Amin, al­lowed bail for both ac­cused at RM7,000 with one surety each and set July 4 for men­tion.

Deputy public pros­e­cu­tor Nu­rul Fa­tim Hus­sain ap­peared for the pros­e­cu­tion, while both ac­cused were rep­re­sented by M. Pu­veneswaran.

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