Selangor CPO to be questioned if needed

Charles Ramendran (The Sun)

In a show of impartiality and honouring the saying that nobody is above the law, Sepang police chief ACP Zahedi Ayob said his boss Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar will be questioned by police over the A. Kugan case if the need arises.

Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar

This follows a report lodged against Khalid for allegedly making inaccurate statements to the media on the case of Kugan, a police detainee who died in custody on Jan 20.

Zahedi said today police have started investigations into the report which was lodged by Kapar MP S.Manikavasagam at the Brickfields police headquarters on Jan 29 and transfered to Sepang police as it was over statements made by Khalid on the alleged trespass by MPs, ministers and others into the Serdang Hospital mortuary to view the remains of 22-year-old Kugan.

"Since the Selangor police chief was named in Manikavasagam’s report, we may need to record a statement from Datuk Khalid. Nobody is above the law," he said.

Sepang police are also probing a report lodged by an official of the hospital who alleged that a group made up of Kugan’s family and friends and politicians had trespassed into the morgue.

Police had said that among those who would be summoned for questioning are deputy ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany and Senator T. Murugiah, who were present at the morgue that day.

Manikavasagam had refuted claims by police that those present to view Kugan’s body had forced their way into the mortuary and had produced a CD containing footage apparently showing a mortuary attendant consenting entry to the family and friends of the deceased.