SHAH ALAM: Three policemen and one retired policemen were charged with different counts of corruption in two separate cases here Wednesday.
In the first case, a police inspector attached to the South Klang district police headquarters claimed trial to two counts of graft at a Sessions Court.
Insp M. Krishnan, 33, was charged by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) with soliciting and accepting a bribe from one Lim Bee Sin, 21, as an inducement to reduce five charges under Section 324 of the Penal Code against her boyfriend Koay Khoon You, 23, to just one charge.
He is accused of soliciting RM8,500 from Lim at about 8.30pm on Jan 13, 2016 at the South Klang police headquarters.
He was charged under Section 16 (a)(B) of the MACC Act 2009 for the first allegation and under Section 17(a) of the same Act for accepting RM7,000 from Lim at the same venue at about 5.15pm the following day.
He faces a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of at least five times the value of gratification or RM10, 000, whichever is higher, for each charge.
Deputy public prosecutor Hazirah Azeman requested the court set bail at RM30,000 but Krishnan's counsel Datuk Geethan Ram Vincent asked for the amount to be reduced to RM10,000.
Judge Rozilah Salleh granted bail at RM24,000 with one surety and ordered Krishnan to hand over his passport to the court as well as to report to the South Klang police headquarters once a month.
She also fixed April 3 for the case to be mentioned.
Incidentally, Krishnan is the investigating officer in the case involving the abduction of transgender woman Sameera Krishnan in 2015.
Sameera, who was murdered in Kuantan last month, was physically tortured and sexually violated by four men in the incident.
Two men were arrested and charged under Section 3 (1) of the Kidnapping Act (1961,whilst two others are still at large.
Meanwhile, two policemen and a retired policemen were charged by the MACC at another Sessions Court here for receiving a RM5,000 bribe from one Mohd Rizal Jantan through one Mariani Ismon.
Sjn Azahar Adon, 56, Kpl Rosli Bali, 55, and Yusof Ali, 60, had allegedly received the bribe at about 5pm on April 22, 2015 as an inducement to not take action against Mohd Rizal who allegedly possessed and pushed drugs.
The trio, who were attached to the Subang Jaya District police headquarters at the time of the alleged offence, were charged under Section 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009, punishable under Section 24 of the same Act and read together with Section 34 of the Penal Code.
Judge Asmadi Hussin set bail at RM8,000 for each with one surety, and fixed May 10 for the case to be mentioned.