Jamal Yunos remanded, investigated for gang robbery


AMPANG: Police today obtained a five-day remand order to detain Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Jamal Yunos to aid investigations into his series of raids at several entertainment outlets in Selangor.

The remand order, effective today until Feb 7, was issued by magistrate Muhammad Firdaus Sadina Ali.

Jamal, 47, clad in a black shirt and trousers, arrived at about 10.05am and was ushered into the courtroom by several police officers.

Several men donning red shirts, believed to be his supporters, also waited for Jamal at the court premises.

Jamal, who is also Sungai Besar Umno division chief, was arrested yesterday following a police report lodged by the owner of an entertainment outlet, claiming that he had lost several items after one of the 'raids'.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for gang robbery, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years’ jail, or a whipping, or both, upon conviction.

Jamal's lawyer, Zamri Idrus, said his client was arrested following a police report lodged against him on Dec 30 last year.

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