SUBANG JAYA (Bernama): The Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) has made a police report denying allegations that fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim was hit by a fire engine during the riots at the Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25 here.
The report was lodged by Selangor JBPM director Azmi Osman at the Subang Jaya police headquarters at 9.56pm on Wednesday (Nov 28).
According to Azmi, the allegation made by the Save Seafield Sri Maha Mariamman Temple task force was not true as it was based on information by an individual who was not at the site of the incident. A video of it has gone viral on social media.
“I myself had met the firemen at the location and they gave the actual picture of what happened.
“We hope with this report, police will take action against the false statement. JBPM denies that the firefighter was injured after being hit by our vehicle which was reversing,” he told reporters.
Azmi said the department would leave it to the police to investigate further on the incident involving Muhammad Adib, 24.
The temple task force alleged the injury sustained by Muhammad Adib in the riots early Tuesday was due to an accident and not beaten.
Temple task force chairman S. Ramaji was reported as saying that he had evidence to prove that Muhammad Adib was rescued by people when he was trapped.
JBPM director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid refuted the allegations, saying the statement was baseless. - Bernama