Cop apol­o­gises to doc­tor

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: The po­lice of­fi­cer re­spon­si­ble for “wrongly” ar­rest­ing a doc­tor has apol­o­gised for the in­ci­dent, the De­wan Rakyat was told yes­ter­day.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi said fol­low­ing the apol­ogy, the is­sue has been re­solved am­i­ca­bly.

“The po­lice of­fi­cer in­volved has apol­o­gised to the doc­tor. There were crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing on in the area and the doc­tor hap­pened to be at the lo­ca­tion po­lice were con­duct­ing an op­er­a­tion.

“The doc­tor was wrongly ar­rested and the mat­ter has been re­solved in the best way,” he said when wind­ing up the min­is­te­rial re­ply on the 2017 Bud­get.

Ah­mad Zahid, who is also home min­is­ter, was re­spond­ing to V. Si­vaku­mar (DAP-Batu Ga­jah), who asked for a clear ex­pla­na­tion on the min­istry’s ac­tion.

In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar had re­port­edly said the in­ci­dent was re­gret­table, but re­fused to apol­o­gise.

He had in­sisted that Dr Tha­nen­dran Ren­ganathan was to be blamed for cre­at­ing sus­pi­cion by run­ning away dur­ing the raid on Oct 7, which was con­ducted to nab sus­pected rob­bers near the Ser­dang Hos­pi­tal.

The in­ci­dent, which oc­curred at a food stall near the hos­pi­tal, left the doc­tor in­jured and trau­ma­tised.

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