Reports lodged over attempts to threaten expert witnesses in Adib inquest

Two forensic experts from Hospital Kuala Lumpur have lodged police reports claiming attempts to influence them in the inquest into Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim’s death. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Two forensic experts who testified in the ongoing inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim have lodged police reports claiming attempts by certain parties to influence them.

The reports by the duo from Hospital Kuala Lumpur’s (HKL) Department of Forensics were lodged at the Subang Jaya police station on Saturday.

“The case has been classified under Section 189 of the Penal Code on the offence of threatening a public servant,” Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmat said in a statement.

However, he added that police could not currently investigate the case as the inquest is still in session.

Adib, who was attached to the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department, died days after he was believed to have been injured during clashes at the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Seafield, Subang Jaya, late last year.

At the inquest yesterday, conducting officer Faten Hadni Khairuddin urged the panel to recall HKL forensic expert Dr Ahmad Hafizam Hasmi, who conducted a post-mortem on Adib.

Hafizam and Dr Mohd Shah Mahmood previously told the inquest they believed Adib might have stepped out from the medical van during the clashes, and that his injuries were not due to an assault.