Tuesday, September 27

Negeri Sembilan police chief denies delaying cases involving his men

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SEREMBAN: Police (PDRM) have not delayed nor hid cases particularly those involving its men, Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Osman Salleh said.He said the investigation process was the same irrespective of whether the police were involved or not.

“We never delay investigation. It will be speeded up if it involves our men. We don’t mean to hide anything about the case,” he told reporters here yesterday.

Osman was commenting on a claim by parents of a Form Three student in Rembau that police were delaying investigation as it involved one of its men.

The girl claimed that she was raped by a police personnel at Rembau police headquarters barracks sometime in March at 10am.

He said the victim reported to police at 6.17am on March 21 and was taken to Tampin Hospital for medical examination at 2pm.

Since the victim was a minor,  she was sent to the children protection unit in Bukit Aman on March 29 where her statement was recorded. The investigation officer then sent the investigation papers back to Negeri Sembilan police.

“Negeri Sembilan police will study the papers and then send the file to Rembau police to complete investigation. It is unfortunate that the investigation officer has been deployed for Hulu Selangor by-election.”

The suspect had been identified and transferred from Rembau to Seremban police headquarters so as not to disturb investigation.

Osman said police need to conduct thorough investigation and according to procedure before bringing charges against civil servants or members of the public. — Bernama