Ulu Tiram attack: Cops release two of seven held for questioning

JOHOR BARU: Two of the suspects arrested in connection with the Ulu Tiram police station attack have been released, says Johor police chief Comm M. Kumar.

He said that the two, who were among seven people arrested following the attack, were released with no conditions on Tuesday (May 21).

"They are a 22-year-old man, a student of a private college, and a 21-year-old woman, a student at a training institute.

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"They were released following instructions from the Attorney General's Chambers," he said in a statement on Wednesday (May 22).

It is, however, unclear why the release order was given.

Comm Kumar said the seven were arrested on Friday (May 17), the day of the attack, to help with the investigation under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

"However, investigation of the five other suspects, who are family members of the attacker, is still ongoing," he said, adding that their remand period ends on Friday (May 24).

Comm Kumar urged the public not to make any speculation, manipulate facts, or make any comments on social media that could threaten safety and disrupt the probe.

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At 2.45am on Friday, a masked intruder attacked the station, killing two policemen and injuring one.

The 21-year-old attacker was also shot dead at the scene.

Police subsequently arrested seven people.

The two students were previously believed to have provided a distraction for the intruder to launch his attack.

They came to the police station at about 2.30am purportedly to seek advice from police regarding a sexual assault case that happened two years ago.

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