PETALING JAYA: Twenty-eight men were detained over a fight which injured a policeman at a temple in Kuala Selangor,believed to be due to an argument over the assembling of tents.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the fight,which broke out at about 9.15am on Sunday at the Kaliamma Bestari Jaya temple in Kuala Selangor,started with an argument between two groups of suspects over tents.
“It escalated into a fight and machetes were used. Policemen on duty tried to maintain order but were attacked.
“A 34-year-old policeman from the Bestari Jaya police station was injured on the back of his hand and required six stitches.
“Another victim – a member of the public – also suffered a serious injury on his hand after being attacked by one of the suspects,” said SAC Fadzil,adding that he was sent to Hospital Sungai Buloh for treatment.
The suspects have been remanded until Friday,he added.
The situation,said SAC Fadzil,was eventually brought under control.
“We then assembled our teams and tracked down the culprits responsible for the fracas. We will not tolerate such blatant infringements of the law,” he said.
The suspects,he said,were rounded up on Sunday night following the incident.
“We also seized five machetes from the suspects. We are investigating further and the suspects will be remanded,” he said when contacted.
The suspects were arrested through the combined efforts of the Selangor Anti-Vice,Gambling and Secret Societies Division (D7) and the Kuala Selangor CID,added SAC Fadzil.
“We are investigating the matter under Section 148 and Section 326 of the Penal Code for rioting with weapons and voluntarily causing grievous hurt,” he said.
Police believe the fight stemmed from dissatisfaction over how the tents were being assembled.