Actor Farid Kamil to stand trial over 2018 fracas at police station


PETALING JAYA: The magistrate’s court here has ordered Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari to enter his defence on four charges, including causing hurt to a police officer and a member of the public.

Magistrate Nor Arifin Hisham ruled on Friday (June 21) that deputy public prosecutor Alia Sumayyah Amran had proven a prima facie case against the actor and director.

Nor Arifin set a two-day hearing on July 17 and 18 for the defence to be heard.

Farid Kamil told the court that he will give a sworn statement from the dock.

His counsel Megat Syazlee Mokhtarom said that the defence will call three witnesses, including Farid Kamil himself.

On Jan 16 2018, Farid Kamil, 38, claimed trial to two charges of voluntarily causing hurt to Constable Muhammad Nizam Jamaluddin, 24, and accounts executive Ashraf Ahmad, 35.

He also claimed trial to the charge of using criminal force on Muhammad Nizam, who was discharging his duty as a police officer at the time, and to the charge of disorderly conduct by uttering improper words at the policeman.

He was alleged to have committed the four offences at around 1pm on Jan 11 2018, at the Kota Damansara police station.


   

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