Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Aminulrasyid’s death: Why only one charged?

Tue, 11 May 2010 14:47 
By FMT Staff

SHAH ALAM: Why was it that only one policeman has been charged in court when there were three others with him at the time of the shooting of 15-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah? 

This was the question posed by Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad in regard to police corporal Jenain Subi being charged yesterday for causing Aminulrasyid's death.

“There is something very wrong... It is just not right and gives the impression of a cover-up,” Khalid said.

Aminulrasyid,15, was shot dead at Jalan Tarian Section11/2, Shah Alam, at 2am on April 26.

Yesterday, Jenain was charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder at the Shah Alam Sessions Court while his three colleagues who were reportedly with him in the patrol car were not charged.

If found guilty, Jenain, who is being charged under Penal Code Section 304(a), will face up to 30 years in prison.

“The suspect is a police personnel; the investigation and prosecution are being done by the police. Their investigation shows that only one person was shooting.

“All evidence is with the police and the attorney-general is acting on their report; maybe they too are involved in structuring the charges in relation to the case,” he said.

Khalid said prosecuting only one policeman gave the impression that the other three who were present had no role in the tragedy.

“In general, we (Pakatan Rakyat) are unhappy with the lack of transparency.

‘We have been made to understand that bullet casings have been collected and we don’t know if the casings were from one and the same pistol.

“All the forensic reports are with the police. We don’t believe that only one of the four was involved. There is a probability that the others were also involved.

“But for some reason, maybe to ensure a common story, they’ve chosen a scapegoat,” he said.

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