MyWatch's Sanjeevan held for 60 days under Prevention of Crime Act

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  • Monday, 11 Jul 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force  (MyWatch) chairman Datuk R. Sri Sanjeevan (pic) was detained under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (POCA) for alleged criminal intimidation and extortion.

Bukit Aman D7 principal assistant director, SAC Roslee Chik said Sanjeevan was detained at the Kajang district police headquarters at 4.30pm on Sunday.

"Sanjeevan was detained under Section 3 (1) of POCA for another 60 days because he was believed to have committed criminal intimidation and extortion," SAC Roslee told Bernama.

Previously, Sanjeevan, 32, and his driver, an Indian national, were detained under Section 506, Section 384 and 385 of the Penal Code for alleged criminal intimidation and extortion near the Nilai toll plaza on June 22.

He was arrested following a police report lodged by a complainant that the suspect threatened to spread slander about him through the Facebook social site.

Sanjeevan allegedly received protection money of RM25,000 from the complainant.

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