Based on his affidavit filed with the application, Baldev Singh alleged that he was detained in the capital on April 26 to investigate a criminal case under Section 130V (member of an organized criminal association) of the Criminal Code with Sosma. – Reuters picture
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 – A senior police officer arrested under the 2012 Security Breach (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) for allegedly having ties to the Nicky Gang organized crime group was released on police bail yesterday.
The matter was brought up by attorney Gobind Singh Deo, representing 36 year old ASP Baldev Singh Gurdial Singh, when he was contacted by reporters today.
In the meantime, Federal Prosecutor Muhammad Safuan Azhar said that Baldev Singh would withdraw his April 30 application for a habeas corpus (illegal detention) after his release.
“The court has set May 11th for further case management related to the withdrawal of the habeas corpus petition from Supreme Court Justice Mohamed Zaini Mazlan,” he told reporters today after the case management session with Deputy Registrar Catherine Nicholas.
Based on his affidavit filed with the application, Baldev Singh alleged that he was detained in the capital on April 26 to investigate a criminal case under Section 130V (member of an organized criminal association) of the Criminal Code with Sosma.
In the motion, Baldev Singh alleged that in no event had he been involved under Section 130V and that his detention was outside the scope of that Section or under the terms of Sosma and that his detention was illegal and contrary to the federal constitution.
Yesterday, a media outlet reported that the Shah Alam Supreme Court had been informed that another police officer, ASP Rahmat Fitri Abdullah, who was detained for alleged links to the Nicky Gang under Sosma, had been released three days ago.
Rahmat Fitri then withdrew the habeas corpus motion and the court overturned the motion because it was academic.
On April 9, a total of 14 people, including two younger brothers of a fugitive businessman, Nicky Liow Soon Hee, were indicted in the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court for involvement in the Nicky Gang.
Nicky, 33, the founder of the Winner Dynasty Group based in Setiawalk Puchong, Selangor, became a refugee after 68 group members were arrested in Op Pelican 3.0 on March 20-28. – Bernama