Gobind Singh calls for independent police probe into Sanjeevan shooting

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  • Sunday, 28 Jul 2013

PETALING JAYA: DAP is calling for an independent police team to thoroughly investigate the shooting of anti-crime activist MyWatch chief R Sri Sanjeevan.

Its national legal bureau secretary Gobind Singh Deo said such an investigations was warranted as Sanjeevan was shot possibly due to his recent expose about police involvement in crime syndicates.

“If this is true, then caution must be taken in dealing with the matter and a special team must be set up to investigate the matter. 

“We must be sure that those assigned to this case are in no way connected to the complaints made by Sanjeevan in the past,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

He said Sanjeevan had in the past made several police reports about threats to his life.

“More importantly, the Inspector General of Police should tell us what happened to the reports lodged by Sanjeevan prior to his shooting. 

“Were there investigations and if so, what came out of it?,” he added.

Gobind questioned the police for not offering protection to Sanjeevan despite being aware of the threats to his life and his family.

He added that it was crucial that the matter be taken seriously in light of the Government’s effort to encourage members of the public to assist the police in fighting crime.

“If they want members of the public to participate in community policing and so forth, then it must convince the public, with the fullest of assurance, that it is safe to do so,” he added.

Sanjeevan was shot by a pillion rider as he stopped his silver BMW car and wound down his window to smoke a cigarette at a junction near Taman Awana Indah in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan on Saturday.

Some eight hours before the shooting at 4.30pm, Sanjeevan had tweeted in @SanjeevanSS: “A @PDRMsia cop told some syndicate fellow that he’ll get them firearm & told them to fire few shots at my house to scare me/family!”
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