Se­nior cop re­manded over pro­tec­tion racket

New Straits Times - - News -

PUTRAJAYA: It was a me­dia frenzy at the mag­is­trate’s court here when the Me­laka Ten­gah Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment chief was pro­duced yes­ter­day to be re­manded over a vice dens pro­tec­tion racket in Me­laka.

Mem­bers of the me­dia, who started to gather about 8.30am, swarmed Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent T. Gu­nasegaran who ar­rived about 9.10am in a Malaysian An­ti­Cor­rup­tion Com­mis­sion’s (MACC) car.

Mag­is­trate Nik Is­fa­hanie Wan Ab Rah­man is­sued a seven-day re­mand or­der against the se­nior cop af­ter grant­ing the MACC ap­pli­ca­tion.

Gu­nasegaran is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 16 and Sec­tion 17 of the MACC Act for so­lic­it­ing and re­ceiv­ing bribes.

The 49-year-old sus­pect was nabbed at his of­fice about 12.30pm on Mon­day to as­sist the anti-graft body in its in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a po­lice pro­tec­tion racket for gam­bling dens and mas­sage par­lours in Me­laka.

MACC has ar­rested 12 men as part of the probe, in­clud­ing two district po­lice chiefs and four cops.

Nine of them were fur­ther re­manded for five days on Mon­day, in­clud­ing the Me­laka Ten­gah and Jasin district po­lice chiefs, two in­spec­tors and two as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dents of po­lice.

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