Temple incident: 3 more held, taking total to 102

The Nov 26-27 rioting resulted in 23 vehicles being torched near the temple and developer’s office nearby damaged.

SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested three more individuals to assist in investigations into last week’s riots at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple at USJ25, Subang Jaya.

This brings the total number of people arrested to 102 as of 8am this morning.

Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor said the trio were detained around the city last night.

“With their arrests, we have detained 102 men, comprising 49 Malays, 44 Indians, one Chinese and eight Indian Muslims,” he told a press conference after attending the Maulidur Rasul celebration here today.

The Nov 26-27 riots resulted in 23 vehicles being torched and damage to the temple and a developer’s office nearby. A fireman, Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim, suffered serious injuries and is being treated at the National Heart Institute (IJN).

Asked if police would record a statement from Adib, Mazlan said they were waiting for the green light from IJN.

“For now on, let him complete his treatment at the hospital,” he said.

Commenting on the police probe on Selangor state executive councillor V Ganabatirau regarding the incident, Mazlan said they would refer the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor soon.

“We have taken the recording of his speech and the case is being investigated under Section 504 of the Penal Code,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mazlan also said that two employees of the developer were released on bail at 4.45pm yesterday.

“Bail of RM10,000 was granted by a magistrate under Section 118 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The two must be present at the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court on Dec 12 for further decision,” he said.