24 October 2007
Three more police officers were arrested yesterday by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) for falsifying witness statements which led to the arrest of a businessman in Johor. A deputy superintendent, assistant superintendent and sergeant, all from the Bukit Aman commercial crimes department will be charged in Sessions Court today.
It is believed that the three had tampered with statements and fabricated evidence to frame the businessman into being involved paying RM2 million to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to release three men detained under the Emergency Ordinance 1969. The businessman was arrested later under the Emergency Ordinance and placed under Restricted Residence Act 1933 in Jeli, Kelantan.
The three may be charged under Section 471 of the Penal Code, which carries a jail sentence of not more than three years with fine.
The Star Online – Three more cops held for falsifying witnesses’ statements
New Straits Times – 3 federal police officers detained