Back in the news, actor and film director Datuk Farid Kamil lodged a police report on Wednesday listing several allegations against the police and his friends following his arrest at the Kota Damansara police station on Jan 11.
- His outburst at a police station last month was due to 3 fellow artistes drugging him by “spiking” his drink
- 3 fellow detainees offered him a cigarette laced with an unknown type of oil which made him feel intoxicated
- Police abuse while in remand over alleged assault against a policeman and a civilian
- A photograph of him during the episode at the Kota Damansara police station ended up with the media
- Wounded while in police custody
Selangor police CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said an investigation was initiated soon after the report was received.
“His report was over issues before, during and after his detention. We are investigating and need to record his statement. After he lodged the police report, he left and was uncontactable when the investigations officer called him up. We hope he will give us his full cooperation,” he was quoted saying by The Sun.
Fadzil reportedly said that Farid should have gone through a lawyer before making the report as his case was still under investigation.
“It could be seen as sub-judice as the case is still being heard in court,” he said.
On Jan 11, Farid had gone to the police station to lodge a traffic accident report and was taken into custody for allegedly slapping a police officer and a civilian there as well as testing positive for drug use.
He claimed trial to the assault charge on Jan 16 and also pleaded not guilty to the drug charge on Jan 25.
Today, the Malay Mail reported that it sighted the report Farid lodged at the Taman Tun Dr Ismail police station on Jan 31.
Farid alleged in the formal complaint that his outburst at a police station last month was due to his friends purportedly “spiking” his drink.
According to his report, he accused three fellow artistes by name of drugging and causing the conditions that lead to his altercation at the Kota Damansara station.
The three include a fellow actor/director, a singer who had been prominent in the R&B scene during the 1990s and another actor.
According to the Malay Mail, the names of the three individuals cannot be revealed for legal reasons.
Aside from the “spiked” beverage, Farid alleged three fellow detainees offered him a cigarette laced with an unknown type of oil which he claimed made him feel intoxicated.
He also accused the police of abuse while he was in remand over the alleged assault against a policeman and a civilian.
He registered his dissatisfaction with his treatment during his remand, naming a policeman who had come in contact with him during the period.
He expressed further unhappiness that a photograph of him during the episode at the Kota Damansara police station wound up with the media.
In addition, he claimed he was hurt while in police custody.
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