PUTRAJAYA – A senior officer from the Melaka Tengah District Police Headquarters who was remanded for seven days to assist investigation into a corruption case involving the collection of money from operators of illegal gambling centres and massage parlours around Melaka, was released today.
Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasnim Wan Ab Rahman allowed the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to be released on a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bail of RM50,000.
The 49-year-old man was the 12th individual detained on May 22 to assist investigation into the case.
So far, 13 individuals were detained by the MACC including nine policemen and officers concerning investigation into the case.
They were investigated under Section 16 (a) (B) and 17 (a) of the MACC Act 2009 and the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.
Earlier, the Magistrate’s Court allowed seven police personnel including two district police chiefs in Melaka and three civilians to be released on bail of RM50,000 for each police personnel while bail for the civilians were set at RM100,000 each with one surety for each individual.
Two other suspects, namely a police officer with the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a van driver who acted as the middleman in collecting the protection money were still being remanded.
The van driver was remanded until May 30 while the ASP up to May 31 to assist in the investigation. – BERNAMA