Kidnap of Bangladeshi journo: Policeman, three others charged

SERDANG: A policeman and three civilians suspected of kidnapping a Bangladeshi journalist were charged at the Kuala Selangor Magistrate's Court on Nov 22.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said two of the accused civilians were locals while the other was a Bangladeshi national.

"Following that, police have made eight arrests and one of four accused is a policeman," he said.

The four suspects are being investigated under Section 342 of the Penal Code, he told reporters after the Go to Safety Point (GTSP) Refresh Session Programme at Petronas Solaris, here on Friday (Dec 1).

On Nov 7, a Bangladeshi journalist alleged he was kidnapped and tortured for three days by some local men who claimed to be policemen in a house in Klang, Selangor.

The man in his 30s, who declined to be identified, said that during that period, he was beaten, caned, hit in the stomach and slashed on the hand by the group of men who demanded RM1.9 million from him, if he wanted to be released.- Bernama

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