IGP tells 'experts' on Indira Gandhi case: Stop being selfish, let police do their job


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  • Friday, 07 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Inspector-General of Police has told off the many "experts" who have spoken out on the M. Indira Gandhi case to stop being selfish and let the police do their job.

Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador (pic) said there were many religious and NGO champions who were trying to score political points.

"Stop being selfish. Trust me, I honestly am trying to help. Stop politicising the issue.

"We are aware of many parties making their own analysis of the issue," he told reporters after the handing over of duties ceremony for the Narcotic Crime Investigation Department director at Bukit Aman on Friday (Feb 7).

He said he did have certain information that he could not share with the public but there was also pressure by the public for information.

"I don't want to avoid the issue by being silent that's why I revealed a little information on the case.

"I know where he is, it does not necessarily mean he is in this country, so try and understand that," he added.

It was reported that the lawyers of Indira were asking if Hamid knew the location of her daughter Prasana Diksa and ex-husband K. Pathmanathan (who is now known as Muhammad Riduan Abdullah) – who have been missing for 11 years.

Legal firm Raj and Sach wanted Abdul Hamid to explain his statement that a "win-win" situation was needed to protect Prasana's welfare.

"There is absolutely no necessity for a 'win-win scenario' when there is an order from the Federal Court for the IGP and the police to arrest Pathmanathan and return Prasana Diksa to Indira Gandhi.

"The IGP has failed to give effect to the order of the Federal Court," the lawyers said in a statement Thursday (Jan 30).

Police have yet to locate Riduan, despite an arrest warrant issued by the High Court in 2014.

He had taken Prasana Diksa away from Indira when she was just 11 months old in 2009.

Meanwhile on the appointment of Deputy Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay as the Johor police chief, Hamid said Ayob had been in the Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) for too long.

"If I had left him there for a few more months, I might have had to call him a 'terrorist' because that has been his work," he joked with reporters.

"He needs the exposure and he has already done a lot of work, so we gave him the opportunity to lead.

When asked if the appointment had any connection to the Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman incident in Ulu Tiram, Hamid gave a grin.

"There was a development in Johor connected to an incident and coincidentally there was also a major reshuffle exercise.

"It is difficult for me to answer, but if you look at Comm Datuk Kamarudin Md Dins' experience, he is an expert in cyber crime. With a resurgence in cyber crime threats, it is very timely for him to come back because he was a pioneer in cyber crime," he said.

It was reported that Comm Kamarudin has been transferred to the Bukit Aman Management Department (Administration).

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