Queue-jump­ing cop de­tained

> Al­leged to have abused his power at a bank’s ATM ser­vice

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY ASH­WIN KU­MAR

KUALA LUMPUR: A po­lice­man has been ar­rested for al­legedly abus­ing his power af­ter he at­tempted to jump queue at an au­to­mated teller ma­chine (ATM) at a bank here.

A source told theSun the in­ci­dent took place at about 5pm on Satur­day in a bank at Pub­lika So­laris here.

“The sus­pect, who was way back in the queue, ap­proached a mem­ber of the pub­lic, who, un­known to him is a high-rank­ing po­lice­man from an­other state, and in­tro­duced him­self as a po­lice­man by flash­ing his badge.

He de­manded that he be al­lowed to use the ATM first,” the source said.

The se­nior cop then iden­ti­fied him­self and asked the sus­pect for his au­thor­ity card.

The sus­pect raised his voice and started a heated ar­gu­ment be­fore flee­ing the scene.

The drama did not end there as the of­fi­cer caught up with the sus­pect min­utes later, this time in front of a nearby food out­let.

Again the of­fi­cer de­manded for the au­thor­ity card.

“This time, the sus­pect chal­lenged him by claim­ing that he has ‘big con­nec­tions’ and was not in­ter­ested in ar­gu­ing or fight­ing with the of­fi­cer,” the source said, adding that af­ter the con­fronta­tion the sus­pect fled again.

The sus­pect was ar­rested soon af­ter by aux­il­iary po­lice­men who were alerted by the se­nior cop.

Checks found that the 31-year-old constable has been in ser­vice since 2012 and is sta­tioned at Sun­gai Besi po­lice sta­tion.

The sus­pect also has two pre­vi­ous records while in ser­vice and one prior to ser­vice – un­der Sec­tion 506 of the Pe­nal Code for Crim­i­nal In­tim­i­da­tion and two records un­der Sec­tion 420 of the Pe­nal Code for cheat­ing.

It is learnt that the case de­tails have been for­warded to the city In­tegrity and Stan­dard Com­pli­ance Depart­ment. A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer con­firmed the in­ci­dent.

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