Police to open probe paper on shooting of businessman in Chan Sow Lin

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Police will open an investigation paper on a personal bodyguard who had fired shots in an incident where a businessman was attacked at a food stall in Jalan Empat, Chan Sow Lin, on Monday.

Kuala Lumpur police chief, Datuk Tajudin Md Isa said the investigation paper would be opened under Section 38 of the Firearms Act 1960 for possession of a firearm and firing shots.

“Police have seized the pistol carried by the personal bodyguard and will send the investigation paper to the deputy public prosecutor.

“We will investigate and record a statement from the bodyguard first,” he told reporters after the pinning of ranks on the Kuala Lumpur Police Volunteer Reserves (PVR) commandant and adjutant, Supt Jalaludin Ismail, 50, and ASP Mohd Shuhaimi Marzuki, 41, respectively, here, today.

Last Monday, one of two businessmen who were having breakfast at a food stall was injured when he was slashed with a parang when two men attacked him.

A personal bodyguard fired some shots at the attackers, hitting one of them while a stall worker was also injured when a shot hit him in the leg.

Meanwhile, Tajudin urged the public to join the KL PVR to help reduce social problems and crime in the federal capital.

He said currently, the KL PVR only had 1,031 officers and members, and the number should be increased.

“I hope school teachers could also get involved in this to tackle social ills among students,” he said. — Bernama.