Police brutality: Two policemen sentenced to four years in jail

Two police sergeants from the Brickfields police station were today sentenced to four years’ jail each by the Sessions
Court here today for voluntarily causing hurt on two detainees.

Judge Abu Bakar Katar handed down the sentence after finding Mohd Shafiee Abdul Halim and Mohd Diah Sulaiman guilty.

They were ordered to serve the sentence from today. However, Abu Bakar allowed a stay of the sentence pending their appeals and increased bail from RM5,000 to RM10,000 each.

Earlier in his judgment, Abu Bakar said the defence by the accused was an afterthought as there were issues that were not raised at the prosecution stage.

Mohd Shafiee and Mohd Diah, from the Brickfields district police headquarters, were charged with voluntarily causing hurt on B. Prabakar, 31, and C. Solomon Raj, 21, at the detective office of the Brickfields police station between 10.15pm on Dec 23, 2008 and 3.30am the following day.

They were charged under Section 330 of the Penal Code. Deputy public prosecutor Lee Keng Fatt prosecuted, while lawyers Afifuddin Mohd Hafifi and Nordin Kasim represented Mohd Shafiee and Mohd Diah, respectively.

– Bernama