The four were detained for obstructing DBKL officers from carrying out their duties.

KUALA LUMPUR: The four detained yesterday for not allowing City Hall (DBKL) officers to carry out their duties have been allowed bail by magistrate Nur Azura Murah.

The four, including two students, were detained at Dataran Merdeka.

They face a charge under Section 186 of the Penal Code that carries a sentence of RM10,000 in fine or two years imprisonment or both upon conviction.

SIM card seller Shaiful Buhari Ramlan, 24, was accused of prohibiting DBKL officer Jamlus Hamzah from carrying out his duty.

In mitigation, his lawyer G Sivamala requested that bail be set at RM500 but Nur Azura fixed it at RM1,000 with a guarantor.

Karim Abdullah faced a similar charge against DBKL’s Shamsul Othman.

He was allowed bail of RM900 on the ground that he was an assistant officer in the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department with a low salary.

University Selangor (Unisel) student Alif Zainuddin, 21, was accused of obstructing DBKL’s Mohd Azmin Yusri Yusof.

Alif was represented by lawyer Mohd Haijan Omar and allowed bail of RM900.

Ekhsan Bukharee Badarul Hisham, 21, also from Unisel, was charged with blocking DBKL’s Razif Majid.

He was represented by Farhana Abdul Halim and allowed bail of RM1,000.

The four’s lawyers also highlighted that no action had been taken based on the police reports filed against DBKL enforcement officers.

Chief Inspector Nom Phot Prakdip prosecuted the case.

The next hearing would be heard on May 10.

By K Pragalath | April 25, 2012