Third man held in Nilai river pollution probe

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  • Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020

SEREMBAN: A 30-year-old man from Kota Baru has been detained by police probing the dumping of pollutants along a river in Nilai near here, which is believed to have caused the recent closure of two water treatment plants in Selangor.

Nilai deputy police chief DSP Azrul Hisham Mohd Shaffie said the suspect, who was caught on Monday, is the third to be detained in connection with the case.

“We will remand him till Oct 17 to assist in our probe,” he said.

DSP Azrul Hisham said police have also obtained an order to extend the remand of two other suspects aged between 30 and 40 years who were detained last week.

The duo, a lorry driver and his attendant, were detained in Kota Baru and remanded on Oct 7.

“Their remand has been extended till Oct 18,” he said.

Police had also seized an 18-wheeler believed to have been used to transport the waste when they detained the two suspects.

The waste, believed to comprise of liquid and semi-solid organic compounds, disrupted operations at the Sungai Semenyih and Bukit Tampoi water treatment plants on Oct 4.This led to a water cut for 309,867 account holders in 274 areas in the Petaling, Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts.

The case is being investigated under Section 430 of the Penal Code for “mischief to works of irrigation”.

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