Dozens to be called in over Azilah’s SD

KUALA LUMPUR: Dozens of people will be called up in connection with the statutory declaration (SD) made by former policeman Azilah Hadri, says Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador.

The Inspector-General of Police said they had a list of witnesses who would be called in for their statements to be taken.

“We will also wait for specific instructions from the Attorney General’s Chambers,” he said. The country’s top cop said police would take necessary action on any matter of public concern.

Azilah, a former chief inspector, dropped a bombshell when he filed a 17-page SD claiming that he had killed Altantuya Shaariibuu on the orders of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who was deputy prime minister at that time.

The SD was filed by Azilah’s lawyer J. Kuldeep Kumar on Oct 17 as part of his application seeking the Federal Court’s review on his conviction and death sentence.

Meanwhile, the IGP said the polygraph test conducted on Muhammed Yusoff Rawther could not be used as evidence in court, but would be used to assist investigations into his claim of sexual assault by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Police have not obtained the results of the test yet and the investigation is still ongoing.

“The results of the test will determine the direction of the investigation.

“For example, if someone passed the test and spoke the truth, we will double our efforts and find ways to improve our investigation,” he said.

Abdul Hamid believes that Anwar’s whereabouts at the time of the alleged assault had been established.

“However, one party is saying A while the other is saying B. We will investigate the matter further,” he said.

Yusoff took the polygraph test at Bukit Aman last week.

Police recorded Yusoff’s statement on Dec 9 and 10, while Anwar was called in for questioning on Dec 12.

The former research assistant to the PKR president had alleged that Anwar outraged his modesty on Oct 2 last year.

He filed an SD in November and subsequently lodged a police report on Dec 7.

The allegation has been denied by Anwar, who said he was campaigning for the Port Dickson by-election that day.

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