Motorist shot in bid to kill two officers


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003

BY KULDEEP S. JESSY

IPOH: A motorist was shot in the back when he allegedly tried to run down a policeman and a Rela officer while they were on their rounds in Kampung Jeram, near Kampar. 

The motorist was said to have been driving his car along the Ipoh–Kampar trunk road when he encountered a police roadblock in front of the Jeram police station at about 10pm on Saturday. 

The man is believed to have driven into a slip road into Kampung Jeram to avoid the roadblock. 

A group of policemen and Rela members, who were on their rounds, tried to stop the man after seeing him behaving suspiciously. 

However, the man allegedly refused to stop his car despite being ordered to do so and rammed into one of the policeman, causing him to dive into a nearby drain for safety. 

The man, in his 30s, then allegedly turned his car towards a Rela officer who opened fire with his shotgun after his calls to the motorist to stop went unheeded. 

Despite being shot, the man drove on towards Kampar where he was stopped and apprehended by police. 

The man was taken to the Kampar Hospital and later brought to the Ipoh Hospital the same night where he was admitted for treatment. 

 

Perak deputy CID chief Supt Abdul Rahman Hashim, who confirmed the incident yesterday, said the man had been remanded.  

 

He said police were also investigating the man’s background to find out if he had any previous criminal record. 

 

Supt Abdul Rahman added that police were investigating the case under Section 336 of the Penal Code for endangering the safety of others.  

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