KUCHING: The police did not break into into Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz's family home in Petra Jaya here on Thursday (June 13) as alleged by his father Abdul Aziz Ibrahim.
Kuching police chief Asst Comm Awang Din Awang Gani said a team comprising two senior officers and three other officers went to the house at about 5.20pm to trace Haziq and record his statement on the instructions from Bukit Aman's classified criminal investigation unit.
He said this was to facilitate investigations under Section 377B, for which arrests may be made without a warrant, as well as Sections 504 and 292 of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Commission Act.
"The police team believed the residents were at home as there was a vehicle in the car porch. They called the residents for a few minutes to open the gate but there was no reply.
"So they entered the gate which was not locked, walked to the front door and knocked on it. Only then did Abdul Aziz open the door," ACP Awang Din said in a statement on Friday (June 14).
He said the senior officer in charge introduced the team as police, showed his identification and explained the reason for their presence.
He added that Abdul Aziz invited the police team into the house and gave good cooperation, including giving them permission to search the house for Haziq.
"We emphasise that the search was carried out according to standard operating procedures. There was no abuse of power during this action by police," he said.
ACP Awang Din also confirmed that police received a report lodged by Abdul Aziz at 1.13am on Friday (June 14) alleging that his home was "broken into" by policemen from Bukit Aman.