PETALING JAYA: MyWatch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan is accusing the police of not investigating the attempt to assassinate him, but instead, are looking at non-related matters such as his tweets.
The crime watchdog leader said this after he was questioned at the Tropicana police station here yesterday by some senior police officers in relation to four police reports lodged against him.
“But not once did they ask me about my shooting,” said Sanjeevan, who was accompanied by his lawyer, Latheefa Koya.
According to Latheefa, the one police report lodged against Sanjeevan was regarding a tweet he wrote on Sept 30, alleging that the calibre of the assassin’s bullet removed from his rib cage was 0.38, which he said was among those used by the Malaysian police.
“They asked him if he was aware that his tweet had tarnished the good image of the police,” said Latheefa, who added that the other three reports concerned claims by alleged extortion victims who said that they had been approached by “two Indian men” who demanded protection money from them.
“The police did not show us the report and did not provide us any details on why they suspected one of the men to be Sanjeevan,” Latheefa said.
The first report was lodged on Aug 17 by a shop owner in Triang, Pahang, and the rest at Bahau, Negri Sembilan, by business owners on Sept 26.
“Its been two months and still nothing on my shooting.
“My family has gone through a really traumatic time and I urge them not to harass us any more. Just give me justice,” Sanjeevan told reporters at the PKR headquarters, near the Tropicana police station, yesterday.
Sanjeevan was shot in the chest by a motorcycle pillion rider in Bahau on July 27, an incident that the MyWatch chairman claimed was linked to the Negri Sembilan police.
Hours before he was shot, Sanjeevan tweeted “A @PDRMsia cop told some syndicate fellow that he’ll get them firearm & told them to fire few shots at my house to scare me/family!”
On Sept 19, Sanjeevan told The Star that he was quitting MyWatch, saying that his work with the anti-crime group was “not worth another bullet or his family’s safety”.
Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Hadi Ho Abdullah said officers had explained to Sanjeevan the reports made against him, even though he was uncooperative.
“He knows what he did, and we will continue the investigations and submit it to the Attorney-General,” said Hadi, who declined to comment on investigations into Sanjeevan’s shooting.
NICHOLAS CHENG, The Star