Tuesday, March 09, 2010

We investigate reports based on facts, say CID chief

The police look into every police report that has been lodged. However, to proceed with an investigation, it should be based on the availability of facts.

The police could not investigate every police report lodged or even before a police report was lodged, said Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin.

"Although, our priority is on crime matters, it does not mean that we would not investigate. We will investigate the report based on the facts.

"We cannot stop anyone from lodging reports but they must understand priorities, whether they want the police to concentrate on certain matters or major matters," he said.

'15 minutes to decide on a report'

Mohd Bakri was commenting on the current trend that many politicians lodged police reports against one another, although it was not related to criminal matters.

He was speaking to reporters, following a meeting with state CID chiefs here today.

On claims that the police were slow in completing investigations, he said there were procedures for the police to follow, whenever a report was lodged.

Mohd Bakri said the police would take about 15 minutes to look into a report before proceeding to investigate, if there was a need.

- Bernama

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