Investigation continues: Police officers leading the suspect away from the magistrates court in Putrajaya. - Bernama
PUTRAJAYA: The remand order for one of the suspects behind the assassination of Deputy Customs Director-General Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim last year has been extended until Friday.
Sources said the tattooed suspect, a 20-year-old electrician, was initially arrested for robbery in Cheras on June 23.
He was placed in police custody and was being investigated for armed robbery.
It was during this investigation that police had linked him to the assassination of Shaharuddin.
The electrician, who was accompanied by his lawyer and family members at the Putrajaya magistrate’s court at about 9am yesterday, had complained about pain in his arm.
His remand was extended until Friday under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
Another two main suspects in the murder case will be brought to the same magistrate’s court at 10am tomorrow to have their remand extended.
It was reported that four men, in their 30s and 40s, were arrested in Ampang and Batu Caves in two separate raids last Tuesday morning.
One of them led police to a house in Taman Jati, Rawang, at about 10am last Wednesday where a T-shirt, believed to have been worn by the gunman on the day of Shaharuddin’s murder, was recovered.
The suspects are being held in the Kuala Lumpur police headquarters to facilitate investigations.
Shaharuddin, who headed the Customs and Internal Tax Unit Division, was a year away from retirement when he was shot on April 26 last year.
The Negri Sembilan-born Shaharuddin had served the department for more than 30 years, where his work earned him the moniker “Mr Clean”.