‘Gang 36’ sus­pects shot dead

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ED­MUND LEE news­[email protected]­sundaily.com

GE­ORGE TOWN: Po­lice have de­tained four men be­lieved to be mem­bers of Gang 36 and also seized two guns and 18 live ammunition in con­nec­tion with the killing of busi­ness­man E. Sel­vaku­mar, 51, in Jalan Scot­land on March 2.

Pe­nang po­lice chief Datuk Ab­dul Rahim Hanafi said the four sus­pects, be­lieved to be on their way to Kuala Lumpur, were de­tained at the Sun­gai Perak rest area at about 5.50pm on Satur­day.

He said the sus­pects did not put up a strug­gle when po­lice ar­rested them.

One of the men had ad­mit­ted to be­ing in­volved in the fa­tal shoot­ing and fol­low­ing fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions, they found the mur­der weapon at his house in Ta­man Bis­tari, Ni­bong Te­bal, a few hours later.

Ab­dul Rahim said the seized guns are be­lieved to have been used to com­mit the crime.

“We be­lieve this case has been solved with the ar­rest of the sus­pects aged be­tween 20 and 30,” he said at a press con­fer­ence in North­east dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters in Jalan Patani yes­ter­day.

Also present were state CID chief SAC Datuk Ma­zlan Ke­sah and dis­trict po­lice chief ACP Mior Fari­dala­trash Wahid.

He said two of the sus­pects have pre­vi­ous drugs and crim­i­nal records.

Ab­dul Rahim added they will be re­manded un­til Thurs­day for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions for mur­der un­der the Pe­nal Code and un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of firearms un­der the Firearms Act.

In early March, Sel­vaku­mar was shot dead in his car when two men on a mo­tor­cy­cle ap­proached the vic­tim and fired sev­eral shots at the side win­dow and wind­screen.

MASRY CHE ANI/ THESUN

Ab­dul Rahimi (left) and Ma­zlan show­ing the seized guns dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in North­east dis­trict po­lice head­quar­ters yes­ter­day.

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