I brought girlfriend to raid Najib’s home? Preposterous: ex-top cop

Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh rubbishes allegation by Raja Petra Kamaruddin in blog post

(The Vibes) – Former Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh has rubbished an allegation by a blogger that he had brought his girlfriend to a raid at former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s house in May 2018.

He described the claim made by Raja Petra Kamaruddin in a video published on his website as “totally false and unfounded”.

“He says I brought a civilian lady to a police raid of an ex-PM’s house. He then says that this lady was allowed to remove one suitcase containing cash and valuables recovered in the raid.

“These allegations are preposterous,” Amar, who was federal Commercial Crimes Investigations Department (CCID) chief during the raid, said in a social media post today.

The raids, conducted at Pavilion Residences condominiums and a house in Taman Duta owned by Najib, saw the seizure of hundreds of high-end handbags, cash in multiple currencies, gold, jewellery and luxury watches linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal.

“This is the biggest raid in the history of PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police). The raid was conducted in full compliance with the strictest rules applicable.

“Detailed records were made of what was recovered. No such lady was present nor anything removed as alleged.”

He stressed that the raid was conducted by a team comprising very senior police officers who later became directors and chief police officers of states.

Amar said there was a team of about 70 police officers comprising different elements of police. They included CCID officers, Criminal Investigation Department photographers, Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Act personnel, Special Action Team officers, traffic officers, and detectives.

“There is just no way anything could have gone through this team without anyone noticing,” Amar said.

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