KUALA LUMPUR: A lie detector test will be used while questioning certain witnesses during the investigations into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said that they would be working with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the matter.
“We will see those that are needed to have the test conducted and will tap the expertise of MACC to conduct the polygraph tests. This is to ensure that their statements are true.
“We have identified seven individuals that we classify as main witnesses. This is because they were near the area where the incident occurred, ” he said.
He added that video analysis has also identified several other witnesses and that police had recorded statements of two pathologists from Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
“Follow up investigations are ongoing, ” he said.
In an unrelated matter, a special police operation was conducted during the festive period last month.
“The 18-day operation until Nov 8 saw the arrest of 2,785 suspects for various offences. This includes having fake guns, swords and drugs. A total of 348 wanted suspects were also arrested during the operation.
“The operation also saw the recovery of 62 bitcoin machines that had been stolen previously, ” he said.