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MyWatch adviser S. Gobi Krishnan.
PETALING JAYA: MyWatch adviser S. Gobi Krishnan has claimed that a Gang 36 leader is also an MIC member and holds posts in the party.
Gobi also alleged in a statement that the named person was also a youth branch head and a member of the MIC youth executive council.
"It is indeed shocking that gangsters are holding high-ranking positions in the party, which explains why no action was taken against him, " Gobi said.
Gobi believed that the infiltration of gangsters into the party posed a national threat.
Nevertheless, he lauded the action taken by the Home Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, against gangsters and was needed now was clear and swift action to arrest and convict them.
On Friday, a list of local gang leaders' names was made public, and Gobi claimed an MIC youth leader was one of the names on the list.
MIC youth chief T. Mohan, however, denied any knowledge of the MIC leader’s involvement in gangsterism and questioned the legitimacy of the allegations.
"Why haven't the police caught him if he was involved in crime?" he questioned.
Mohan said that he was sceptical of the gang leaders' name list.
"I do not understand who endorsed the names. Why would the police release the names? Will that not cause the criminals to run and hide?" said Mohan.
He also questioned why were there no names of gang leaders from other communities in the list.
Mohan said a police report would be lodged against those who made the allegations and released the MIC leader's name to the public.
The branch youth leader has since threatened to take legal action as well.
In a related matter, Mohan lodged a police report against Gobi and two English news portals in Sentul for linking him to Gang 36.
In his Twitter page, Gobi alleged that Mohan's car, a Mercedes CLS had a number plate with '3060' on it, which he claimed was a known identity code of the gang.
Gobi also tagged Mohan in his tweets and urged the authorities to take action against him.
"I have been using the number plate since 1996. This does not mean that I'm part of the gang," said Mohan.
He added that the allegation was a blatant lie and politically-motivated.
"There have been many news articles painting me in a bad light lately. I believe it is because some people want my position," he said, adding that he would be lodging another report against Tamil dailies that have been printing such stories.
"We will be suing those who spread false news and we hope the police will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter," he said.
Mohan also challenged Gobi to provide proof of his involvement with the gang and for police to investigate if he was really involved with any gangs.
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