IPOH (Bernama): A policeman with the rank of inspector was fined RM6,000 by the Sessions Court here on Friday (Sept 25) after he pleaded guilty to a charge of accepting a bribe of RM3,000 six years ago.
Based on the charge sheet, Sahrol Zaman Mohd Adom, 38, was charged with receiving RM3,000 in cash from an individual through a cash deposit machine at Silibin Maybank branch here on May 14, 2014, at 12.01pm.
Sahrol Zaman, who was attached to the Ipoh police headquarters then, was accused of receiving the bribe in connection with his investigation under the Section 324 of the Penal Code.
He was charged under Section 165 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of two years or a fine or both, upon conviction.
Judge S. Indra Nehru then fined the accused RM6,000 in default of four months in jail.
Also in the same court, Sahrol Zaman pleaded not guilty to three other charges of accepting bribes totalling RM3,000 on May 8, 2014.
He was alleged to have received RM1,000 and RM500 at 2.10pm and 5pm respectively at the Ipoh police headquarter's "C Team" and RM1,500 via telegraphic money transfer at Kuala Pilah Maybank branch in Negri Sembilan, at 6.49pm which were related to the same case under his investigation.
The three charges were framed under Section 165 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum jail term of two years or with a fine or both, if convicted.
Lawyer Mohd Shahrullah Khan Nawab Zadah Khan, who represented the accused, appealed to the court to acquit and discharge his client from the three charges on grounds including that his client had provided cooperation throughout the investigation and was a frontliner during the movement control order (MCO) implemented in March this year.
Indra Nehru then acquitted and discharged Sahrol Zaman from the three charges and ordered that the RM6,000 bribe received by the accused from the four charges to be forfeited and handed over to the government.
In another development, on Sept 2, Sahrol Zaman claimed trial in the Sessions Court here to committing criminal breach of trust involving over RM190,000 six years ago.- Bernama
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