Selangor Journal

‘Datuk’ among two nabbed over assault at restaurant

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — A man with the title of Datuk was among two individuals arrested on suspicion of assaulting and extorting a man at a restaurant in Tropicana Avenue, Petaling Jaya here, on Tuesday.

Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Fadzil Ahmat said the suspect, aged 42 and 39 were detained in Mutiara Damansara here at 3.40pm yesterday.

He said investigations found that one of the suspects had allegedly assaulted a restaurant patron who told him he was talking way too loud.

“Further investigation found that the suspect with the Datuk title also has a previous criminal record involving criminal intimidation in 2019.

“Police will be submitting a remand application against the suspects to assist in the investigation into the case,” he told Bernama.

Meanwhile, Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal in a statement here said the case was being investigated under Sections 323 and 503 of the Penal Code.

A video of the incident has been making its rounds on social media since Wednesday.

In the video, a group of men was seen trying to calm a man after he had allegedly punched an individual who was a customer at a restaurant in Petaling Jaya.

 

— Bernama

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