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Four charged over Bangladeshi journalist kidnapping

SERDANG, Dec 2 — A policeman and three civilians suspected of kidnapping a Bangladeshi journalist were charged at the Kuala Selangor Magistrate’s Court on November 22.

Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said two of the accused civilians were locals while the other was a Bangladeshi national.

“Following that, police have made eight arrests and one of four accused is a policeman,” he said.

Selangor Police Chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan (right) speaks during a press conference at the Selangor Police Contingent headquarters in Shah Alam, on March 14, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

The four suspects are being investigated under Section 342 of the Penal Code, Hussein told the press after the Go to Safety Point (GTSP) Refresh Session Programme at Petronas Solaris yesterday.

On November 7, a Bangladeshi journalist alleged he was kidnapped and tortured for three days by some local men who claimed to be policemen in a house in Klang.

The man in his 30s, who declined to be identified, said during that period, he was beaten, caned, hit in the stomach and slashed on the hand by the group of men who demanded RM1.9 million from him if he wanted to be released.

Regarding the development of a brawl at the Petaling Jaya City Council Stadium on November 25, Hussein said nine suspects were charged in the Petaling Jaya Court yesterday while the rest were released on police bail.

“On Sunday (November 26), the police detained 23 individuals and we are tracking two more wanted suspects,” he said.

Earlier, in his speech at the event Hussein said GTSP is a government initiative for people can get early help in emergency situations.

“Petrol stations are strategic places where the public can go at any time and most of them are open 24 hours,” he said.

The role and responsibility of the GTSP gas station operator or owner is to provide a resting place for victims, calm them down, and provide early treatment (in the event of an accident).

— Bernama

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