Selangor CID Chief Defends Police Action On #AnisNurIzzaty And Siti Kasim's Arrest

He claims the police action on Anis Nur Izzaty was a "rescue attempt".

Cover image via Yusof Mat Isa/Malay Mail (Edited)

Selangor CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat today defended police action on Anis Nur Izzaty and her lawyer Siti Kasim saying they were acting on a report by the woman's mother

"This follows a report made by the victim's (Anis Nur Izzaty) mother on 21 June that stated that her daughter had been taken away by Siti when she had been undergoing a psychiatrist's exam at the Kajang hospital," Selangor CID chief Fadzil was quoted as saying in a report by The Star Online today, 24 June.

According to Fadzil, Anis was to undergo a psychiatric check-up at Kajang Hospital where Siti interrupted the check-up by barging into the examination room on Thursday.

The Star Online reported the Selangor CID chief saying that police had received information regarding Anis's whereabouts, who had been staying at Siti's home.

Siti Kasim being Anis's lawyer had gone to Kajang Hospital to assist and shelter her from the latter's allegedly abusive mother, reported Malay Mail.

SAC Fadzil claims the police action on Anis was a "rescue attempt"

According to him, the "rescue" of Anis Nur Izzaty was carried out after two police reports were lodged by Anis's mother and a female escort police officer in relation to the alleged commotion caused by Siti on Thursday, reported Malay Mail.

"During the rescue attempt, she (Anis) refused to cooperate with the police and locked herself in the house," SAC Fadzil was quoted as saying by Malay Mail.

"In order to ensure she did not hurt herself and others, our officers had to break down the door forcefully to gain entry," he said, adding that Anis was subsequently sent back to the Kajang Hospital to resume her psychiatric check-up.

On Siti's arrest, the Selangor CID chief said that it was done under Section 186 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public servant

"Siti has been apprehended at the Kajang police headquarters under Section 186 for obstructing a public servant on duty. A remand order will be obtained," SAC Fadzil was quoted as saying by The Star Online.

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