Home > News > Nation
Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 8:20:35 AM
Gathering information: Policemen asking a passer-by if he saw anyone acting suspiciously in Little India after Mohammad Faisal escaped from the courthouse.
GEORGE TOWN: A 40-year-old man escaped from police custody as he was about to be charged in court for drug possession.
Mohammad Faisal Naina Mohammad (pic) made a dash for it when he managed to loosen his handcuffs upon arriving at the court building in a police vehicle with 13 others at 8.40am yesterday.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said the were currently conducting an operation to track him down, adding that the case was being investigated as negligence of a public servant in allowing a man under his custody to escape under Section 223 of the Penal Code.
“The escapee, who is about 162cm tall, was wearing a grey striped T-shirt and dark trousers at that time,” said ACP Mior Faridalatrash.
A witness said she saw the man climb over a fence and run to the main road.
“He then ran towards Convent Light Street before turning into Love Lane – after which he disappeared,” she said at the courthouse.
“I alerted the police and they tried to chase him but failed as he was too fast.”
A group of policemen were seen combing the vicinity of Assumption Church, Love Lane, Muntri Street, Penang Road and Little India to look for the escapee.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, escaped, court, on the loose
Transvestite fined RM800 for offering sex to policeman
Former Batu Kawan Umno vice-chief’s habeas corpus hearing set for Oct 13
Uthayakumar calls for RCI to look into prison reforms
Thai court grants rare suspended sentence over royal defamation
Wireman charged with murder of elderly housewife
No room for negotiation
Moon photo shots by Apollo Astronauts
Property sales hit RM79m as fair enters third day
Too costly to hurt KL-Beijing ties
UUM’s MBA programme now on par with Cambridge and Oxford
Visitors trespass into Mossy area
Test your knowledge on palm oil
Australia send England tumbling out of the World Cup
Millions of T-Mobile customers exposed in Experian breach
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)