KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jan 2009: A police report has been lodged against Selangor Police Chief, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar who claimed that two deputy ministers and the family of car theft suspect, A Kugan, had barged into the Serdang Hospital mortuary on 20 Jan.
Member of Parliament for Kapar, S Manikavasagam and lawyer N Surendran lodged the report at the Brickfields District Police Headquarters at 12.10 pm.
“We not only lodged a police report, we also handed over a CD recording to the police to prove that the allegation that the two deputy ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department, Senator T Murugiah and Datuk S K Devamany, and the victim’s family had barged into the hospital mortuary was totally incorrect,” he said.
Manikavasam said the CD recording clearly showed that the two deputy ministers concerned were not at the scene when the people entered the mortuary, and were only present several hours later.
“The police allegation that the victim’s family had trespassed into the mortuary was also not true because the recording showed that the staff at the mortuary had allowed all family members of the victim to come into the room,” he said.
Manikavasagam said that as such, action should be taken against the Selangor CPO for making a false statement.
Kugan, 23, who had been detained on suspicion of being involved in the theft of luxury cars in Sungai Chua, Kajang, was found dead while in custody at the lock-up of the Subang USJ Police Station.
Brickfields OCPD, ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Talib, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed receiving the report at 2.20pm.
Khalid declined to comment on the police report lodged against him.