Another eight cops caught at leisure outlet

By Ben Tan
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PETALING JAYA, Nov 18 — A total of eight policemen, including a senior officer and the personal driver of a district police chief, have been transferred after being nabbed by the federal Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) at an entertainment outlet here early this month.

Six others were rank-and-file detectives with the Sungai Buloh district Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department who will be stripped of their ranks and their RM300 monthly allowance.

A police source said the eight policemen, aged between 26 and 47, were detained after a JIPS team from Bukit Aman raided a KTV karaoke outlet in Damansara Intan here on Nov 11 at 1.30am.

“The team action based on a tip-off found seven policemen with six women and a man in a VIP room.

“Later an officer with the rank of inspector attached to the Sungai Buloh district commercial crimes unit was also detained when found in the lounge area of the entertainment outlet,” the source told Malay Mail.

All eight policemen were later brought to the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters where they tested negative for drugs.

“The policemen will be investigated for misconduct as they had contravened a inspector-general of police’s (IGP) standing order against all enlisted and serving policemen visiting entertainment outlets.

“The IGP’s standing order on police guidelines on visiting and working in entertainment outlets has been enforced since April 2014 is constantly being reminded to all personnel in the force irrespective of rank,” said the source.

On Thursday, a transfer order was issued made by Bukit Aman for the immediate transfer of the eight policemen and also the stripping of their detective ranks by the Selangor police chief.

The transfer order, issued by the federal police’s management department and signed by Bukit Aman management deputy director (service and placement) Deputy Commissioner Datuk Zainal Abu, takes place immediately where the named policemen were given 10 to 14 days to report to their new units.

The source said the immediate order was for the policemen to report for duty in their new roles at the police Federal Reserve Unit, General Operations Force and also the transport and logistics department around the country.