'Gang 36' thugs held over cop attack

FERNANDO FONG and FAISAL ASYRAF


THREE suspects have been detained to assist in investigations into an assault on three policemen in Bangsar here on Saturday, said a police source.

The suspects, aged between 24 and 26, are being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code.

In the 4.30am incident, six partygoers, who had just left Echo Club, were assaulted by a gang of eight men.

The source said the alleged gang members were drunk and one of them had pointed a gun at the victims.

The partygoers then fled the scene and lodged a police report.

When the three policemen, who were on patrol duty at the area, inspected the scene, a man appeared out of Echo Club and shouted at them, asking: “What is your problem?”

Eight to 10 men, armed with wooden sticks and bottles, then came out of the club and assaulted the trio.

One of the attackers allegedly shouted: “How dare you disturb Gang 36?”

One of the policemen shouted “police” but to no avail as the men continued to attack them.

The attackers eventually fled when one of the policemen whipped out his gun.

One of the officers sustained serious injuries and received 30 stitches on the head at Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Another policemen was reported to be stable and was discharged.