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PJ Man Arrested For Pretending To Be Police Officer To Get Travel Permit At Police Station

The 65-year-old suspect claimed that he was a 'Datuk' with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) without showing any proof of identification.

Cover image via Astro Awani & Fikri Yusof/Selangorkini

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A 65-year-old man in Petaling Jaya was recently arrested for impersonating a police officer

According to Harian Metro, the incident took place around 9pm on Saturday, 7 May.

The man had shown up at the Petaling Jaya police station to request an interstate travel permit.

The suspect claimed that he was a 'Datuk' and had the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) without showing any proof of identification

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Fahkrudin Abdul Hamid said that the man showed a photo of himself wearing a full uniform on his smartphone.

"The officer on duty at the time asked the suspect to present any documents that can prove that he is an ACP but he failed to do so," he added.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Mohamad Fahkrudin Abdul Hamid.

Image via Astro Awani

The man was then detained on the spot after failing to produce any identification as a civil servant

He was remanded for further investigation under Section 170 of the Penal Code and Mohamad Fahkrudin urged the public to abide by the laws in place for interstate and interdistrict travel.

The Petaling Jaya police headquarters issued a statement regarding the incident.

SIARAN MEDIA ACP MOHAMAD FAKHRUDIN BIN ABDUL HAMID KETUA POLIS DAERAH PETALING JAYA MENYAMAR SEBAGAI PENJAWAT AWAM BAGI MENDAPATKAN KELULUSAN PERMIT RENTAS NEGERI

Posted by Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya on Saturday, May 8, 2021

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