Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Man who bit cop will plead guilty

A man who bit a policeman in a scuffle at a roadblock says he will plead guilty as it will save time and money.
A man who bit a policeman in a scuffle said he will plead guilty as it will save him time and money.
Last Sunday, Tan Chong Yean, 28, was pulled up at a roadblock for cutting a queue. Tan did not admit to jumping the queue and the police told him that if he had complaints he can tell the court about it. Suddenly, Tan found himself being kicked and the second time when he was kicked, he managed to get hold of a policeman’s leg. He was then punched and fell to the ground.
“The situation was quite chaotic, there were about four policemen involved and I wasn’t sure who it was who held me, and who it was who handcuffed and pressed me down to the ground. “After I was handcuffed, I couldn’t really move and as the handcuffs were too tight, I asked for the handcuffs to be loosened, but was ignored. I was dizzy by then and found myself biting one of the policemen but I wasn’t sure which part exactly that I bit,” Tan said.
Tan was brought to the Petaling Jaya traffic police station and later to the Tun HS Lee police station and also the Dang Wangi police station. At all three police stations he was denied the right to lodge a police report. The next day he was charged at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng said that Tan is going to plead guilty under the Penal Code (section 353) which reads: “Using criminal force to deter a public servant from executing his duty.”
“Although he is unhappy with his predicament, since he lives in Mantin and the case is in Kuala Lumpur, it is only going to cost him his time, money in hiring a lawyer and accommodation. Also, if Tan were to plead guilty, hopefully he would only be fined and not imprisoned. We also hope for eyewitnesses who were there taking pictures or videos to post them on the Internet to illustrate the real situation,” Lim said.

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