PETALING JAYA: Police are looking into the possibility of a terrorist attack in the killing of a policeman at a police station in Subang Jaya today, said the Bukit Aman Special Branch director.
Mohamad Fuzi Harun was reported by Oriental Daily as saying he had directed the Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division to launch a separate probe but there were no leads yet.
“Police will investigate this case from several angles, including a possible terrorist attack. However, so far, there is no evidence pointing to terrorism or the involvement of a terrorist organisation,” he said in the report.
Lance Corporal Valentino anak Mesa, 29, who was manning the enquiry counter at the Pinggiran USJ police station in Subang Jaya, was found dead with gunshot and stab wounds early today.
His pistol was missing and believed to have been taken by his killer.
Fuzi called the killing a provocation against the police, especially while the 60th National Day was being celebrated.
“This case has saddened the entire police force. The police will do our best to hunt down the killer. No one should challenge the law.”
Meanwhile, the Counter Terrorism Division’s principal assistant director, Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, told Oriental Daily his unit would use information from the Criminal Investigation Department in its separate probe.
He said it was premature to categorise the case as a terrorist attack.