However, both the disciplinary and the commercial crime divisions do not fall under Bakri’s purview and he could not provide further details.
“We confirm that there is an investigation being carried out by the commercial crime department on the case.
“Internally, the disciplinary department has suspended several men. They are an inspector, a sergeant-major, a corporal and and a lance corporal,” he said.
On the details of the individuals, Bakri could only say that they were “not from Bukit Aman, but all were investigating officers and assistant investigating officers from the district level”.
Bakri also stressed that police were being as fair as possible in cases such as this.
“Let the people face the music. We do not condone these kind of offences that they have purportedly done, so we have to do the proper investigations. For us, we are just doing of the job,” he said.
Expressing disappointment over the serious allegations made against the police force, Bakri admitted that there were always bound to be “black sheep” in any agency.
Last week, FMT reported that several officers were being investigated for allegedly handing over stolen cars, which have been recovered by police, to the syndicate instead of returning them to their rightful owners.