Senior cop released on RM50,000 bail
PUTRAJAYA: A senior police officer held for graft by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was released on bail here yesterday after his remand expired.
The Melaka Tengah Criminal Investigation Department chief, who holds the rank of deputy superintendent, was held in connection to a probe into a protection racket for gambling dens and massage parlours.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman released 49-year-old T. Gunasegaran, on a RM50,000 MACC bail.
Gunasegaran was nabbed at his office at the Melaka Tengah district police headquarters at 12.30pm on May 22.
MACC has arrested 13 people, including two district police chiefs and four policemen, to assist with investigations.
They are being investigated under Sections 16 (a) and 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
On Friday and Saturday, Nik Isfahanie allowed seven policemen, including the Melaka Tengah police chief and the Jasin police chief, to be released on RM50,000 bail each, while three civilians who were held in connection with the case were given bail at RM100,000 each.
Two other suspects are still being remanded until today and tomorrow.
They were arrested following simultaneous raids by MACC around the state.
Melaka Tengah Criminal Investigation Department police chief Deputy Superintendent T. Gunasegaran was released on bail in Putrajaya yesterday after his remand expired.