PETALING JAYA: Sungai Besar Umno Division chief Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunos (pic) has escaped from police custody.
The controversial politician was under police remand at the Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital’s premium ward, where he was undergoing treatment for back pain.
A source said Jamal was found missing by Shah Alam Court assistant registrar Rahasbiah Abd Rahman when she turned up to bail him.
Police have launched a manhunt called Ops Tutup to find him.
Jamal, 48, was charged yesterday under Section 290 of the Penal Code with breaking bottles of alcohol in public to protest the Better Beer Festival 2017.
The offence carries a fine of RM400.
According to the charge sheet, the 48-year-old is said to have broken a number of alcohol bottles using a hammer, causing danger and public distress.
He is said to have committed the offence at the exit gate of Pos (1) Darul Ehsan State Government Secretaries building (Bangunan SUK Darul Ehsan) at 10.15am on Oct 5, 2017.
He pleaded not guilty in the premium ward in front of magistrate Raja Noor Adilla Raja Mahyaldin.
The court granted bail of RM3,000 in one surety and set June 8 for mention at the Shah Alam magistrate’s court.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said: “However, before the bail was processed, he went missing.”
On Tuesday, Jamal was arrested at about 1.15pm at the hospital over investigations into a case under Section 34 of the Firearms Act 1960.
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