Police say two Gang 36 brothers in two-year detention

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IPOH: The Perak police have denied news reports that two brothers detained in April were abused while being held in remand at the Ipoh district police headquarters.

State police chief Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the two brothers, N Letchumanan, 19, and N Vikram, 17, were remanded on April 20 for six days for investigations into attempted murder.

Abdul Rahim said they were re-arrested on April 26 for investigations into rioting.

“On May 22, the two suspects, who are members of the ‘Kongsi Gelap 36’ were again detained under the Prevention of Crime Act for being involved in violent crime and were remanded for 60 days for investigations,” he said in a statement here last night.

Abdul Rahim said the Crime Prevention Board ordered that the two suspects be detained at the Special Rehabilitation Centre, in Kluang, Johor for two years starting July 20.

Following the clarification, Abdul Rahim advised any party including their siblings who were dissatisfied with the actions of the police, to use legitimate and legal channels to voice their grouses.

On Friday, Letchumanan and Vikram through their lawyer T Shasi Devan submitted a memorandum to the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, alleging they were being abused.