KUALA LUMPUR: The RM10,000 compounds issued to a couple who were eating in Cheras were not handed out by the police, says Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed (pic).
“Initial investigation showed that the compounds were not issued by the police, but by an officer from another government agency, ” he said when contacted Monday (March 15).
A post by the couple went viral on social media, alleging that they were confronted by 10 officers from a government agency at 11:37am last weekend, who ordered them to hand over their MyKad for the purpose of issuing compounds.
In the post, the couple alleged that they were wearing their face masks at the restaurant at 11.14am and only took them off when their food and drinks arrived at 11.16am.
The couple never specified which agency issued the compounds nor the specific offence they were compounded for.
On the investigation, Comm Huzir said that the couple were called up by Bukit Aman on Sunday (March 14), adding that they were called up by the CID's Special Investigation Unit (USJT).
"We discovered that the couple had expressed their shock and disappointment over the action of the officer for issuing the compounds as they felt it was unjust," said Comm Huzir.
He added that the police have since recorded the statements of both the man and woman to assist investigations.
"We are scrutinising the case and we have referred the allegations made by the couple to the Health Ministry. We will investigate further," Comm Huzir said.