| Fadley Faisal |
A BANGLADESHI duo was ordered to pay a fine of B$2,000, or serve two months’ jail in default, after pleading guilty in the Bandar Magistrate’s Court to faking a robbery in their police report.
Magistrate Azrimah Rahman heard from Kamal Hossan Ana Miah, 28, and Md Faroque Parash Ali, 37, that they were desperate and committed the offence as they were afraid to be repatriated by their employers.
Kamal and Md Faroque, security or night watch men at Sivli Sdn Bhd, fabricated a robbery in their report to the police when they found out copper cables from their company were stolen on the project site of Telisai/Lumut highway.
They were afraid that their employer might deduct their salary and repatriate them for their negligence.
The employer lodged a police report and Kamal and Md Faroque provided their statements at the Sungai Liang Police Station at about 2.43pm on December 8.
Kamal said he was at the security post at the project site when at about 2am the same day eight unknown men approached him and Md Faroque threatening them by saying, “don’t call anyone or use torchlight.”
It was also Kamal’s fabricated story that five of the unknown men proceeded to the copper cables located 200 metres away and at about 3.45am all of the unknown men left the premises using a car with the copper cables.
Md Faroque’s concocted story to the police was that at about 2am on that day, both of them were at the security post when suddenly eight unknown men approached them and two of them armed with a knife and machete.
The machete holder pointed it to his neck and the knife holder pointed it to Kamal’s neck.
One of the unknown men then threatened both Kamal and Md Faroque saying “don’t talk, don’t call anyone, don’t turn on the lights or i will cut your neck.”
Then three of the unknown men stood guard of them while five others proceeded to steal the copper cables.
It was an hour later that the eight unknown men left the premises.
The police found out that there were no evidence to support the robbery and the defendants then confessed to making it up after interrogated by the police again.
DPP Danial Kifrawi appeared for the Public Prosecutor.