27 Dec 2010

Two cops arrested for alleged brutality

Two police officers, believed to have beaten and rob a businessman for allegedly carrying drug and for driving a car without a valid road tax last Saturday, were arrested today.

Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the two police constables, aged 25 and 27, from the Damansara police station were arrested after Chia Buang Hing identified them in a parade of six people.

"Police view this case as serious because it concerns abuse of power among policemen and there will be no discrimination (against the accuser) if they are found guilty," he told reporters at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters.

Tun Hisan said the arrest of the police officers, who had served the police for four years, did not mean that they were guilty, but was made after investigations were concluded.

He said the investigation papers had been sent to the public prosecutor for further action, and the two policemen would be remanded from tomorrow.

"The case was investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code for theft and Section 323 of the same Code for causing hurt," he said.

Repeatedly beaten

Last Saturday, the 34-year-old businessman lodged a police report that he was assaulted by several police officers when arrested for allegedly carrying drugs at a road block in Petaling Jaya Utara.

In his report, the man also said that the policemen stole RM13,000 from him.
Chia said that he was repeatedly beaten by a group of police officers while he was detained at the Kota Damansara police station. 

Tun Hisan had on Friday told the media in a statement that Chia was arrested under suspicion of being in possession of a machete, heroin and driving a car with an expired road tax.
Chia was remanded for three days - from Dec 19 to Dec 22 - for the two offences.

Source- Bernama

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