Report lodged against Selangor top cop

(NST) – A police report was lodged against Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar yesterday for allegedly accusing a group of people of barging into the Serdang Hospital mortuary on Jan 20.

The report was lodged by Kapar member of parliament S. Manikavasagam and lawyer N. Surendran at the Brickfields police station.

Manickavasagam said: "We also handed over a CD recording to the police to prove that the allegations were false."

Police had recorded statements from two deputy ministers in the Prime Minister's Department, Senator T. Murugiah and Datuk S.K. Devamany.

The report was in relation to the death of detainee A. Kugan while in police lock-up.

Manikavasagam said the CD showed that the two deputy ministers were not at the scene when the group entered the mortuary. He said they turned up hours later.

"The police allegation that the victim's family had trespassed on the mortuary was also not true as the recording showed that the staff at the mortuary had allowed them to enter."

He said action should be taken against Khalid for making a false statement.