KUALA LUMPUR: Four policemen pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to abducting and wrongfully confining a businessman two years ago.
They are Inspector Mohd Khairul Hafiz Yaacob, 33, from the Ampang district headquarters, and three policemen from the Selangor police contingent
headquarters — Khairon Zaidee Basiron, 33; Azlan Abdul Kadir, 35; and Amran Md Sali, 39.
The policemen were charged with abducting and wrongfully confining Datuk K. Gopala Guru, 48, at Jalan Maharajalela, Off Jalan Loke Yew, between 7 pm and 7.30 pm on Feb 3, 2013.
All the accused, who have been suspended from work, are charged under Section 365 of the Penal Code, which provides imprisonment for up to seven years and is liable to fine, if found guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Norazlin Mohammed Yusoff, who prosecuted, did not offer bail, saying that the offence was serious and non-bailable.
She also feared that the accused would intimidate the victim and his family members, as well as witnesses, should they be allowed bail.
However, the accused requested to be allowed bail on grounds that they would not flee as their families were here.
Mohd Khairul and Azlan are represented by lawyer Iszam Kamal Ismail, while Khairon Zaidee and Amran are represented by lawyers Mohd Fazaly Ali Mohd Ghazali and Ridha Abdah Subri, respectively.
Judge Jagjit Singh Bant Singh allowed the accused bail of RM30,000 in one surety each and ordered them not to intimidate the victim and witnesses.
The court set Dec 2 for mention.- BERNAMA