Let us do our job, says IGP


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: NGOs have been asked to let the police do their job and to stop trying to score political points, says the Inspector-General of Police.

Commenting on the M. Indira Gandhi case, Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador said those self-proclaimed “champions” should stop being self-centred.

“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 regarding the issue, ” he told reporters after the handover of duties ceremony for the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department director at Bukit Aman here yesterday.

Abdul Hamid said he had certain information that he could not share publicly at the moment, even in the face of public pressure.

“I know where he is. It does not necessarily mean he (Indira’s ex-husband) is in this country, so try and understand that, ” he said.

It was reported that Indira’s lawyers were asking whether Abdul 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” solution 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 on Jan 30.

Police have yet to bring in Muhammad Riduan despite an arrest warrant issued by the High Court in 2014, after he took Prasana Diksa away from Indira when she was just 11 months old in 2009.

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

“If I had left him there a few more months, I might have had to call him a terrorist because that has been his work, ” he joked.

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