IN­SIDE JOB COP

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE - BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN

KUALA LUMPUR: In a bizarre case, t wo se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers re­cently had their cars stolen – al­legedly by a fel­low po­lice­man – from the Bukit Aman fed­eral po­lice head­quar­ters.

The t wo o f f i c e r s , a d e p u t y su­per­in­ten­dent and an as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent f rom t he Traf­fic I nves­ti­ga­tions and En­force­ment De­part­ment, had prob­a­bly thought Bukit Aman was the safest place for them to park their ve­hi­cles.

How­ever, when they re­turned last week from of­fi­cial duty out­sta­tion, they were stunned to find their cars, a Volk­swa­gen Vento and a Pro­ton Saga, miss­ing from the car park of Bukit Aman’s Tower I build­ing.

Kuala Lumpur po­lice chief Com­mis­sioner Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said a po­lice­man, be­lieved to be be­hind the theft, has been ar­rested.

“We are in­ter­ro­gat­ing him to as­cer­tain if he is in­volved with any car theft syn­di­cates,” he said.

It is learnt the deputy su­per­in­ten­dent had parked his car on the first floor on Sept 26 be­fore leav­ing for Tereng­ganu.

When he re­turned on Wed­nes­day, the car was nowhere to be found.

Sim­i­larly, the other of­fi­cer had parked his car on the sec­ond floor of the same build­ing, only to find it stolen when he re­turned.

Sources said record­ings from se­cu­rity cam­eras at the carpark showed a po­lice­man driv­ing away both cars, on Sept 30 and Oct 1 at 3am and 10pm re­spec­tively.

In both cases, a white Pero­dua MyVi driven by an uniden­ti­fied in­di­vid­ual was seen in the record­ings trail­ing the stolen ve­hi­cles driven by the rogue po­lice­man, who was later iden­ti­fied as a lance cor­po­ral.

The sus­pect, who is also at­tached to Bukit Aman, was ap­pre­hended soon af­ter and al­though he ad­mit­ted be­ing be­hind the theft, he was un­able to lead in­ves­ti­ga­tors to re­cover the ve­hi­cles.

Po­lice are look­ing for the lance cor­po­ral’s ac­com­plice.

The case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 379A of the Pe­nal Code for ve­hi­cle theft, which pro­vides for be­tween one and seven years’ jail and a fine.

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