Bukit Aman to quiz Ramesh Rao over statutory declaration

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will again summon Pertubuhan Minda dan Sosial Prihatin president Ramesh Rao to have his statement recorded at Bukit Aman.

This time, he is being asked to give his statement over a statutory declaration (SD) accusing a prominent opposition leader of committing sodomy.

Bukit Aman CID deputy director (Investigations/Legal) Deputy Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid (pic) confirmed that the NGO leader would be called in for questioning.

“I confirm that he would be summoned. He is one of the witnesses who will be called up, ” said DCP Mior, without disclosing when Ramesh would be summoned.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 377B of the Penal Code for committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature, adding that investigations would “cover every aspect”.

It was reported that an SD had surfaced containing explicit details of a man engaging in sexual intercourse with a politician four times in 2013 at different hotels in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang.

However, the person who made the SD lodged a report this week against Ramesh, claiming that the latter had influenced him to make the accusation.

Two weeks ago, Ramesh had his statement recorded at Bukit Aman over a controversial tweet relating to the judge who handed down the verdict on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the 1MDB-linked SRC International corruption case.

He was investigated under the Sedition Act 1948 and the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998. — Bernama

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