Monday, February 7, 2011

Woman identifies five cops in assault case

Source: (6/2/2011)

A pregnant store owner has identified five officers as being among her assailants. Chow Soo Meng, 36, a mother of two who is eight months’ pregnant, picked out the five among 11 policemen in an identification parade at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters here yesterday. She also identified one of them as the person who had slapped her and taken RM20,000 from her. However, Chow said a female police officer who was also responsible for the missing cash was not in the line-up.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng who accompanied Chow urged police to do a thorough investigation.

“We have asked the Selangor police to take over the investigations which is being conducted by the Petaling Jaya police now,” he added.

According to Chow, at least 10 men and a woman who claimed to be policemen tried to enter her convenience shop at Jalan Perkhidmatan, Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh, at about 6.30pm on Monday. Chow claimed that when she refused to let them in as they did not show any identification, the group cut the grill, barged in and handcuffed her. “They refused to let me know what offence I had committed but instead slapped me twice,” she said, adding that the men then took several cartons of cigarettes, liquor, cell phone SIM cards and RM20,000 from her handbag. She also alleged that they removed the CCTV system from her shop.

OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed later said his officers went to the shop to investigate claims that drugs were being sold there. ACP Arjunaidi denied his men had stolen money from the woman but had instead seized RM15,900 as part of the investigations. He said the money was in police custody and they were investigating if it was proceeds from ill-gotten gains. “We will investigate her claims that she was slapped. If there is truth to her allegations, I will take action against those responsible,” he said.

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