Alor Gajah CID chief remanded for 7 days
PUTRAJAYA: Alor Gajah Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief was remanded for seven daysn by the magistrate’s court here yesterday to facilitate probe into a vice protection racket in Melaka.
The remand for Assistant Superintendent Md Maizaili Mohamed, 51, expires on May 31.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Wan Ab Rahman granted the remand order to Malaysian Anti Corruption Comission (MACC) to facilitate investigation into the graft case involving illegal gambling dens and massage parlours in Melaka.
He was nabbed at this office at 10.45am on Wednesday, making him the fourth police officer arrested in connection with the case. Overall, eight policemen of various ranks have been detained since May 16.
Maizaili, who tried to cover his face with the MACC lockup-attire, was ushered into the courtroom by several MACC officers after they arrived at 9.20am.
On Tuesday, Melaka Tengah CID chief Deputy Superintendent T. Gunasegaran was remanded for seven days in connection with the case.
The anti-graft body has, so far, arrested 13 men, including nine police officers as part of the probe, as well as two district police chiefs and four cops.
Nine of them were remanded for five days on Monday, including the Melaka Tengah and Jasin district police chiefs, two inspectors and two assistant superintendents of police.
The three others remanded were civilians, one of whom had allegedly acting as a middleman for the officers.
In Kuching a 54-year-old police corporal was caught red handed by the MACC when soliciting and accepting bribe at a restaurant in Batu Kawa on Wednesday.
Sources working closely with the graft busters said the suspect had asked for a bribe in the form of protection money from a complainant to protect him from being harassed by gangsters.
“At the restaurant, the suspect had asked for RM1,000 but he had settled for RM700 instead, which later led to his arrest,” sources told the New Straits Times.
Sources said the suspect put up a struggle but was arrested in the 5.30pm incident.
The suspect was taken to the magistrate’s court in Petra Jaya yesterday and remanded for a week to facilitate investigations.
He was the second policeman in the state nabbed by the MACC this week for accepting bribe.
On Tuesday, the graft busters arrested a traffic policeman for accepting RM4,500 in bribe from a traffic offender.
Assistant Superintendent Md Maizaili Mohamed being taken to the magistrate’s court in Putrajaya yesterday.