Policeman charged with three counts of corruption in Ipoh court

IPOH: A 34-year-old police was slapped with three corruption charges at the Sessions Court here.

L/Kpl Mohd Rushisham Rusli pleaded not guilty to all three charges before judge S. Indra Nehru on Tuesday (April 6).

For the first charge under Section 16(a)(B) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act, L/Kpl Mohd Rushisham was said to have asked one Mohammad Nor Iman Ariffin for RM400 as an inducement not to demand a urine sample from him and Mohammad Fadzil Dzuhir, who were both suspected of taking drugs, at the Kamunting police station on April 27,2016.

If found guilty, he could be fined up to five times the value of the bribe or RM10,000, and imprisonment up to 20 years.

For the second charge under Section 17(a) of the MACC Act, L/Kpl Mohd Rushisham was said to have received RM50 from Mohammad Nor Iman for the same reason at the same place and time.

For the third charge Section 165 of the Penal Code, he was said to have received RM100 from Mohammad Fadzil for the same reason near a petrol station in Selama at about 6.30pm on April 29,2016.

Indra Nehru set bail at RM10,000 for all three charges with one surety and ordered Mohd Rushisham to report himself once a month at the Taiping MACC office until the trial ends.

She also set June 22 for mention.

The accused was represented by lawyer Ranjit Singh Sandhu while MACC Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Wahida Jalaluddin prosecuted.

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