Alor Ga­jah CID chief re­manded for 7 days

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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.

NOOR PIC BY AHMAD IRHAM MOHD

As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Md Maiza­ili Mo­hamed be­ing taken to the mag­is­trate’s court in Putrajaya yes­ter­day.

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