Se­nior cop re­leased on RM50,000 bail

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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.

MOHD FADLI HAMZAH PIC BY

Me­laka Ten­gah Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment po­lice chief Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent T. Gu­nasegaran was re­leased on bail in Pu­tra­jaya yes­ter­day af­ter his remand ex­pired.

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