Senior cop remanded over protection racket
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.