MyWatch chief’s dad wants Bukit Aman to probe shooting, fears bias in Negri

(MM) – The father of R. Sri Sanjeevan today requested for the federal police to investigate the shooting of the MyWatch co-founder last month, saying the crime watchdog’s previous allegations against Negri Sembilan state police created a risk of bias.

Sanjeevan (picture) was shot in Bahau, Negri Sembilan on July 28 a day after he tweeted of an alleged threat on his life by a police officer.

Accompanying Sanjeevan’s father, P. Ramakrishnan, in lodging the report, fellow MyWatch co-founder S. Gobi Krishnan said the request was a precaution to avoid “conflict of interests” in the state police department.

“Sanjeevan made reports against police officers and members in Negri Sembilan,” Gobi said outside the Travers police station here where Ramakrishnan lodged the request today.

“The investigation paper must be handed over to Bukit Aman; they should take over and the father is hoping that the investigation can be concluded very fast,” he added.

Gobi said they will try to meet with Bukit Aman’s CID director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah as soon as possible to receive updates on the investigation.

“But what is most important now I think is the health condition of Sanjeevan, we just want him to come back as soon as possible,” Gobi said.

“The surgery is not of importance now, the bullet is in a place where it is not harmful to the body… maybe the surgery might be even more risky.”

When asked about Sanjeevan’s condition in Serdang Hospital, Ramakrishnan only said that his son was still in critical condition.

“I have full confidence of the police… to safeguard my interest, my families’ interest and my son Sanjeeevan,” he added while holding back tears.

Prior to the shooting, Sanjeevan also posted a message on Twitter alleging corruption in the upper echelons of the police force.

“Seriously thinking to expose on a top leader of @PDRMsia where his son is under payroll of kingpins and some syndicates. Interesting piece!”, referring to the Twitter account of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

His shooting on July 27 and the brazen assassination of Arab-Malaysian Development Bank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi in Kuala Lumpur two days later drew the nation’s attention to the apparent surge in gun violence.

Last week, Gobi also alleged a gun-for-hire scheme in which drug gangs rented out firearms, primarily Glock handguns, for as little as RM300 for several hours while bullets were sold for 80 sen each.