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‘Why no action on cops who blackmailed me?’

 | August 5, 2011

Security guard B Ramesh still waiting for answers from police over a report he filed last year.

PETALING JAYA: Security guard B Ramesh is keen to know the outcome of a police report he made against policemen who threatened him with Emergency Ordinance detention if he did not give a false statement against an NGO head.

“Until today, I’ve heard nothing from the police,” said Ramesh, 33, who lodged report in Oct 20 last year at the Kajang Police station. “I’m still getting threatening calls.”

In his report, Ramesh said policemen had been ‘blackmailing’ him and forcing to implicate R Sri Sanjeevan, the public complaints bureau head of the Astivaaram Foundation.

Ramesh claimed the policemen threatened to detain him without trial under the Emergency Ordinance 1969 (EO) if he did not cooperate by giving false statements against Sanjeevan, who is his brother’s a friend.

Ramesh, a former EO detainee, filed a fresh police report last week, urging Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar and Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to look into the matter.

“I want the police to take immediate action to investigate and take appropriate action against the policemen who threatened and hounded me,” said Ramesh.

‘Threats over the phone as well’

In his original report in October last year, Ramesh claimed a ‘sergeant Guna’ of the Negeri Sembilan D7 police unit threatened him to implicate Sri Sanjeevan or face detention under the EO.

Ramesh said two other officers also  made the same threat over the phone and demanded that he assist them in putting Sanjeevan behind bars.

The callers on the phone had identified themselves as “sergeant Maran” and “Chief Inspector Karuna” from Bukit Aman. They wanted Ramesh to get five others to implicate Sanjeevan.

Negeri Sembilan CID chief Mohamad Zaki Masro, in November last year,  told FMT a police inquiry was near completion and it was the prerogative of Attorney-General to open a proper investigation paper.

“We’ll not protect any party if the allegations are found true,” said Mohamad Zaki.

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