Eight KL cops hauled up to court for various graft charges

KHAIRAH N. KARIM

KUALA LUMPUR: Eight policemen were hauled to three separate Sessions Court here today over various graft charges.


Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Mohamad Zafrul Zulkifli, Lance Corporals Mohamad Hasirun Abu Hassan, Mohd Saffuan Mat Salleh and Muhammad Huzzaini Esman, Corporal Abd Rahim Yusak, Constable Mohd Hafis Hafizi Azhari, Corporals Azuan Khalid and Zulazri Idris pleaded not guilty to the offences.


Before judge Allaudeen Ismail, Zafrul, 37, and Hasirun, 29, who were attached to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters (IPD) were charged with soliciting RM2,000 and RM1,500 bribe respectively from Myanmar national Nang Cherry as an inducement to release her countryman Kyaw Phone Naing who was alleged with possessing a fake UNCHR card.


In the same court, Saffuan,31, and Huzzaini, 29, who were attached to the same IPD were jointly charged with accepting RM1,500 for the same reason.


The four of them were alleged to have committed the offences at D'Majestic Place Hotel, in Jalan Pudu here between 6pm and 7.30pm on Jan 28, last year.


Allaudeen granted RM15,000 bail to Zafrul while the other three were granted RM10,000 bail with one surety each.


Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) deputy public prosecutor Ahmad Akram Gharib prosecuted and their case will be up for mention on April 12.


In another court, 60-year-old Abd Rahim Yusak, and Mohd Hafis, 26, who were attached to the Sentul IPD were jointly charged with soliciting RM1,500 bribe from one Alif Faisal Amran as an inducement to settle his traffic summonses for driving with expired roadtax.


They were also accused with soliciting the amount as an inducement to not arrest Mohd Hariz Zaifan Mohd Zanua who is on the police wanted list.


Hafis was also charged with another count of agreeing to accept RM500 from Alif for the same reason while Abd Rahim was charged with another count of accepting RM100 from the same person without consideration when he knew that it was an offence relating to a public servant under Section 165 of the Penal Code.


The duo were alleged to have committed the offences at Jalan Kuching and the A&W restaurant in Wangsa Walk shopping mall in Wangsa Maju here between Sept 28 and Sept 30, 2013.


Judge Madihah Harullah granted RM7,000 bail and one surety each accused and fixed April 10 for mention.


MACC DPP Mohamad Fadhly Mohamad Zamry prosecuted.


Meanwhile before judge Azura Alwi, Azuan, 49, and Zulazri, 37, who were attached to the Wangsa Maju IPD were jointly charged with agreeing to accept RM1,500 bribe from one Shahrunizad Sahar, 31, as an inducement to release three Indonesian workers; Algufron, Rudiana and Murtadji who did not have temporary work visiting passes.


The duo was also charged with another count each with soliciting RM3,000 and accepting RM500 respectively from the same person for the same reason.


Azura granted Azuan RM10,000 bail while Zulazri was granted RM5,000 bail with one surety each accused.


MACC DPP Abdul Rashid Sulaiman prosecuted and their case will be up for mention on March 30.