Ex-Gombak deputy police chief freed of corruption
SHAH ALAM, July 3 — A former Gombak deputy police chief was acquitted and discharged by the Sessions Court here today of soliciting and accepting a RM10,000 bribe from a suspect in a car cannibalising syndicate about five years ago.
Judge Mat Ghani Abdullah ordered Abd Karim Abu Hassan to be freed after finding that the defence had succeeded in raising doubts against the prosecution's case.
Abd Karim, 58, was charged with committing the offences at the Gombak district police headquarters at Bukit Idaman, Batu Caves, on September 19, 2007.
He was charged, together with another person, with soliciting the bribe from one Lim Ching Jing, 41, as an inducement not take any action against him (Lim) for allegedly being involved in the syndicate.
He was further charged with accepting the bribe, in the form of an Alliance Bank cheque, from Lim's sister for the same purpose.
This offence was allegedly committed at the Segambut Maybank branch on October 12, 2007. — Bernama