Datuk Seri surrenders to cops to help investigations into nightclub riot

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  • Sunday, 19 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: A "Datuk Seri" has surrendered to police here on Friday (May 17) to help with investigations into an incident where men damaged an entertainment outlet in Jalan Klang Lama.

City Deputy CID chief Asst Comm Alzafny Ahmad said the suspect surrendered at the Brickfields police headquarters at around 3pm Friday (May 17).

"We took his statement and interrogated him before releasing him on bail.

"This brings the total number of arrests in connection with the case to 15. We are still tracking down several other witnesses and suspects connected to the case," he said when contacted on Sunday (May 19).

It was reported that on May 3, a group of men armed with sticks went to the outlet at about 9.20pm and damaged equipment and furniture.

Investigations revealed that jealousy was believed to be the motive behind the attack.

Some of the suspects interrogated by police said a prior fight had occurred in a pub in Cheras before the attack.

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim had said that police were looking for four suspects in connection with the case. One of the suspects was the Datuk Seri.

ACP Alzafny said a bodyguard, who was one of the four sought by police, has also surrendered to police.

"We are now waiting for another person of interest linked to this case to come back from overseas, and he is expected to surrender once he is back," he said.

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