TAPAH – A mechanic and his son who were the primary suspects in the murder of four individuals at a vehicle workshop in Jalan Pahang here were released today and remanded again for 21 days starting tomorrow.
State CID chief Datuk Goh Kok Liang said the suspects, aged 57 and 20, were arrested for investigations under Section 3(1) of the Crime Prevention Act (Amendment) 1959 (POCA).
“They will be remanded tomorrow for 21 days to complete investigations under POCA,” he said.
He said the main suspects were released on the advice of Perak Prosecution Unit head Yusaini Amer Abdul Karim as the identities of victims could not be verified.
“The chemist’s report did not find any DNA from the bone fragments as well as other items sent for analysis.
“The prosecution unit head has advised police to proceed with investigations to find statements relating to the murder case. Police will continue the investigations as advised,” he said.
At the Tapah Magistrate’s Court here, the suspects in lockup attire were accompanied by several policemen and released at about 8.30 am.
However all suspects were taken to Tapah police headquarters to be rearrested under POCA.
On Oct 26, police detained four suspects at a house in a vehicle workshop area in Jalan Pahang, Tapah at 1.30 pm following the report of a missing man, aged 46, who worked as a property agent in Kampung Sungai Lah, Chenderiang near here on Oct 25. – BERNAMA