Man charged with obstructing cop on sentry duty at Penang police station


GEORGE TOWN: A 35-year-old parking attendant has pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate's Court here to the charge of obstructing a policeman who was on sentry duty at the Dato' Keramat police station.

Supramaniam, who only has a single-word name, was charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code with intentionally obstructing the 25-year-old policeman with the rank of Lans Korporal, from performing his duties at 4am on Sunday (May 19).

Magistrate Nadratul Naim Mohd Saidi fixed bail at RM5,000 with one surety and additional conditions and set June 20 for the next mention.

This was after lawyer Ranjit Singh Sandhu, representing the accused, appealed for a lower bail amount on the grounds that his client was merely a parking attendant.

Last Sunday, Penang police chief Datuk Hamzah Ahmad confirmed that police arrested a man for trespassing at the Dato' Keramat police station who also attempted to seize a firearm belonging to the policeman.

He said the suspect, who was under the influence of alcohol, told the officer to open the gate using abusive language.

He then allegedly tried to attack the officer with a helmet, leading to a struggle before he was detained. – Bernama

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