Six policemen detained for extortion are expected to be charged, says Serdang OCPD


KUALA LUMPUR: The six police personnel detained by the Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) in Serdang are expected to face charges for extortion.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Razali Abu Samah said further investigation under Section 384 of the Penal Code is still being conducted to complete the investigation.

"The investigation paper will then be forwarded to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for the next course of action, including prosecution.

"All six personnel are placed under administrative duty while they are being investigated.

"We are still investigating the matter thoroughly.

"Those involved will be issued with suspension letters once they are charged. They will be suspended until the conclusion of the case," he said when contacted on Thursday (Oct 29).

The police are also waiting for the pathology report from Hospital Kuala Lumpur regarding one of the six personnel, who tested positive for drugs following a urine test, he added.

"If it is still positive, then the investigation paper will be forwarded to the DPP for further action.

"I am also investigating the extent of extortion activities involving my personnel and officers," he said.

ACP Razali, who only took over the post of Serdang OCPD on Wednesday (Oct 28), vowed that internal clean-up will be done involving all officers and personnel in Serdang police headquarters (IPD).

"The bad apples will be weeded out.

"I will focus on cleaning up our home (IPD Serdang) and ensuring the confidence and trust of the people towards the police is at an optimum level," he added.

Six personnel from Serdang police station were detained for extorting members of the public around The Mines and Balakong.

The personnel detained were those with the ranks of Koperal, Lans Koperal and Konstabel.

They were detained after a team from Bukit Aman JIPS conducted a surprise inspection following reports made by the public.

Checks by JIPS revealed that the personnel involved were conducting checks at roads in The Mines and Balakong at about 2pm on Wednesday.

Sources said that one of the personnel stopped a motorcyclist, who is also a food delivery rider, for too long.

"At 3.25pm (Wednesday), a team from JIPS inspected all of the personnel and checked the motorcyclist as well.

"The victim told JIPS officers that he was stopped for riding a motorcycle without licence and using the identity card of another food delivery rider," sources said when contacted by The Star on Thursday.

The victim also claimed that the police personnel had taken out handcuffs in a bid to scare him and even asked how to "settled" the matter, sources added.

"The police personnel then told the victim to wait while he discussed with his group leader how to settle the case.

"At first the police personnel asked for RM7,000 but the victim only had RM500. The police personnel then took the cash from the victim," sources said.

JIPS also discovered RM900 cash, a result of extorting other victims, sources added.

"Besides keeping the cash in their pockets, the team from JIPS also found the RM500 given by the motorcyclist hidden inside a police mobile patrol vehicle.

"JIPS discovered that the police personnel involved had conducted duties outside of their jurisdiction.

"They were also subjected to a urine test. One of them tested positive for drugs," sources said.

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