Police team tracks down abductors within two hours


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 23 Nov 2019

SHAH ALAM: Swift action by Shah Alam police saw a 23-year-old Indian national rescued from his abductors within two hours.

The victim and a friend were walking to work at Section 25 at about 7am on Nov 14 when a red Proton Saga with four men suddenly stopped near them.

The men grabbed the Indian national and amid the scuffle, his friend dashed and informed a colleague who reported the incident to the police.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Baharudin Mat Taib said a team from the serious crime unit was dispatched and it managed to track down the car and the abductors within two hours.

During the rescue operation, the abductors tried to ram the policemen with the car.

“Police fired three shots at the rear tyres to stop the car.

“We arrested four local men and the victim was unhurt, ” he told a press conference yesterday.

In an unrelated case, two men were detained for stealing money from a mosque donation box in Section 18.

ACP Baharudin said the men, aged 27 and 39, were apprehended by the mosque committee members last week and handed them over to the police.

“We seized a motorcycle with fake number plates, pliers, metal strings and glue as well as RM151, ” he said, adding that both suspects tested negative for drugs.

He said the 39-year-old suspect also had a record for a previous drug-related offence.

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