Police detained suspect involved in trampling on pictures of the prime minister

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CHERAS – Police have detained one suspect believed to have been involved in trampling on pictures of the prime minister during the Janji Demokrasi gathering on Merdeka Eve.

Federal CID principal assistant director SAC Datuk Abdul Jalil Hassan said that police have arrested a 19-year-old college student who would be brought to the Dang Wangi police station for further investigations.

“We received a public tip-off on his whereabouts before locating him at his college. The police also spoke to two other witnesses who were there during the event,” he told reporters after detaining the student on Tuesday.

It was reported Monday that police had set up three task forces to investigate three reports involving incidents at Dataran Merdeka, an attack on the People’s Independence Tour bus and on the contravention of the Peaceful Gathering Act 2011 by Himpunan Janji Demokrasi organisers.  -Star Online