IGP: Show proof cops stole RM43.3 mil seized from Najib’s home

IGP Mohamad Fuzi Harun says police officers involved in the raid at Najib Razak’s residence at the Pavilion Residences in May had been fully briefed and complied with the law. (Reuters pic)

PETALING JAYA: The nation’s top cop today demanded those who claimed police stole RM43.3 million of the money confiscated during a raid of a residence linked to Najib Razak to furnish proof.

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun also urged those who made the “wild claims” to lodge a police report so that an investigation could be carried out.

“This is appropriate in order to clear our reputation,” he said in a statement.

While he did not identify anyone in particular, it is believed he was referring to Raja Petra Kamarudin.

The blogger alleged that based on a writ filed by Umno, the party had claimed that RM160 million was confiscated by the police, not RM116.7 million as declared by police during a press conference on the total value of items seized.

Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Amar Singh had a few days ago rubbished the claims, saying it was “frivolous and baseless”.

Fuzi said police complied with the law during the raid.

“The officers selected to carry out the search and seizure were briefed in detail by Datuk Seri Amar Singh Ishar Singh, to ensure that all of them complied with the law when carrying out their duties.”

The raid in May was carried out in connection with the police investigation into 1MDB.

Police said a total of RM114 million in cash, as well as bags containing jewellery, luxury handbags and watches were seized.

Umno subsequently filed a suit for the return of the money, claiming it belonged to the party.