IGP: Shootings in Klang Valley not linked to terrorists


NILAI: Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar has brushed off reports that the shooting incidents in Batu Caves and Cheras, as well as the bomb explosion near Subang Jaya were acts by terrorists.

“Investigations found that the incident in Batu Caves was because two people tried to blackmail a killer who died in a shooting incident with the police.

“The two individuals who blackmailed the killer impersonated policemen. The shooting occurred when the killer found out that the duo were not policemen.

“The same goes for the incident in Cheras. There are specific reasons for it,” he told reporters after breaking of fast at Masjid Nurul Iman in Kampung Gebok, Mantin, today.

The IGP was commenting on the frequent shooting incidents recently in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and the explosion in Puchong, near Subang Jaya.

Earlier, Khalid handed over donations to 36 widows, the poor and ‘tahfiz’ students of Kampung Gebok.

Also present was Negeri Sembilan Police chief, Jaafar Mohd Yusof and several state police top brass.