PUTRAJAYA: A policeman is being investigated for allegedly beating a mat rempit whose reckless antics led to him crashing into a restaurant here.
The mat rempit who lodged the report is being investigated for reckless riding and endangering the personal safety of others.
Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm Rosly Hassan said the incident occured at around 1.40an on Sunday.
"We received reports that a group of motorcyclists were riding their machines dangerously near the flyover of Putrajaya International Convention Centre here.
"A police patrol car went to investigate and managed to tail one of the riders who was riding at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction at the flyover.
"The rider lost control of his machine and crashed into the restaurant and fell on the floor," he said in a statement on Wednesday.
He said police managed to detain the rider and his pillion.
"The police man spontaneously beat the motorcyclist," he said adding that a witness at the scene also lodged a police report claiming that the motorcycle almost rammed into the table they were sitting at.
He said a summons was issued to the motorcyclist for riding without a valid driving license, road tax and license plates.
"On Tuesday we received a report at the Dengkil police station claiming that the victim was beaten by police at the restaurant while trying to flee from a police check.
"We are investigating the policeman under Section 323 of the Penal Code for causing hurt.
"The motorcyclist is being investigated for reckless riding and endangering personal safety of others under Section 279 and 336 of the Penal Code respectively," he said.