Sunday, January 30, 2011

Assault case: 'Missing' cop charged

Source: (By Aidila Razak, 28/1/2011)
A police constable claimed trial today to making a false charge against businessman Chia Buang Hing on Dec 18 last year, with the intent of causing harm to Chia. Norzali Rosle was charged in a magistrate's court in Petaling Jaya with two separate offences, under Section 211 of the Penal Code, for making a false charge of an offence, made with the intention of injuring another person. Norzali, 25, is also accused of charging Chia with possession of 0.01gm of heroin and possession of a machete.
Magistrate Nor Afidah Idris set bail at RM2,200, which was posted by Norzali's mother. Deputy public prosecutor Amirah Mohamed Yusof had asked for bail to be set at RM3,000, but defence counsel Suresh Singh appealed that it be reduced to RM1,500, as the accused had been suspended from duty and that his mother was a housewife. Suresh said Norzali had already been ordered to report to the Kota Damansara police station every Monday and Thursday. Norzali, who is attached to the same police station, faces jail of up to two years or a fine, or both, if found guilty.

Accused allowed to slip out via magistrate's exit
He is among five police officers who had earlier been charged in court for assaulting Chia. A warrant of arrest was issued against Norzali for not showing up in court that day. Today, he was smartly dressed, in a striped blue shirt and seen smiling after the proceedings. His lawyer said the arrest warrant was issued at the last minute and that Norzali had already been out of Kuala Lumpur then. Norzali was later allowed to use the magistrate's entrance to exit the courtroom, while his mother went to post bail. Lim Lip Eng, who is also the MP for Segambut, is representing Chia.
Earlier, as the charge sheet was read out, a man who was seated beside Norzali's wife expressed his dissatisfaction in a loud voice. "I'm sick of this. Someone else does it and another person is blamed," he said, before being censured by a police officer on duty in the court.

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