Sunday, July 28, 2013
IGP vows to probe MyWatch chief’s shooting - Crime watchdog chief to undergo surgery, security tightened at Seremban hospital
The Inspector General of Police, wishing critically injured MyWatch chief R Sri Sanjeevan a speedy recovery, has vowed to launch a thorough probe into his shooting and Bukit Aman will be ordered to monitor it.
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director will personally supervise the investigations.
“Bukit Aman will be closely monitoring Sanjeevan’s shooting case in Bahau. Director CID will personally supervise,” Khalid tweeted in this twitter handle @KBAB51 today.
“I assure the family and public that our investigations will be thorough and we will look into all aspects including those alleged by Sanjeevan earlier,” he said.
Prior to his shooting, Sanjeevan lodged complaints that he was being threatened because of his exposes on alleged police misconduct.
He said in his twitter handle @SanjeevanSS yesterday morning: “A @PDRMsia cop told some syndicate fellow that he’ll get them firearms and told them to fire few shots at my house to scare me and my family”.
Khalid hoped Sanjeevan will soon be able to help the police soon. He tweeted: “I wish Sanjeevan’s quick recovery to assist us in our investigations @PRDMsia.”
MyWatch advisor Tan Sri Musa Hassan tweeted that Sanjeevan was in stable but critical condition. Sanjeevan was shot at close range by a gunman on a motorcycle in Bahau yesterday.
MyWatch, or The Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force, gained prominence after its patron, former Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan (pic), made public several serious allegations.
Chief among them were allegations that politicians were interfering with police work and that criminal elements had infiltrated the police force.
MyWatch also claimed that it had in its possession evidence that top police officers were involved in criminal activities, including money laundering, gambling and prostitution, and were linked with underworld figures and kingpins.
MyWatch chairman R Sri Sanjeevan will undergo surgery at Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban to remove a bullet from his rib cage soon and police have beefed up security there to ensure he is safe.
State police chief Datuk Osman Salleh said that the 29-year old bachelor, who was shot once, is currently in stable condition at the hospital's intensive care unit.
The bullet pierced his right elbow and lodged on the right side of his rib cage when he was shot in Bahau yesterday.
"He was moved from the Kuala Pilah hospital early today for the surgery," the Star online reported SAC Osman saying. He added that he had put men on duty to protect Sanjeevan.
Sanjeevan's family members are at the hospital too.
He was shot in a drive-by shooting at an intersection yesterday evening in Taman Awana Indah, Bahau.
He was with a friend in his silver BMW, with the window down and smoking a cigarette, when two men on a red motorcycle approached from the back.
The pillion rider drew out a weapon and shot Sanjeevan.
The gunman then alighted from the motorcycle but Sanjeevan managed to speed off. He managed to drive some 300m and later asked his friend to take over the wheel.
He was initially taken to the Jempol Hospital and later transferred to the Kuala Pilah Hospital before being sent to the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban this morning.
According to Staronline, police have classified the case as attempted murder under Section 307 of the Penal Code.
The police chief also said that they have detained Sanjeevan's 35-year-old friend who was on the police wanted list for a drug related offence.
"I wish to state here that the friend was not detained for the shooting incident as reported by the social media," SAC Osman said