Lokman Released on Bail After Arrest for Obstructing Investigation

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Datuk Lokman Noor Adam and MIC member N Gobalakrishnan, who were arrested on Thursday (June 13) for obstructing police investigations, have been released on police bail.

Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the duo was released on bail at around 7am Friday (June 14) after preliminary investigations were completed.

He said the case was being investigated as obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty and using abusive language.

It was reported that Lokman and Gobalakrishnan were arrested after refusing to cooperate with the police when they went to search Lokman’s house in Kajang Hillpark on Thursday at around 6.45pm.

During the search, Lokman was instructed to hand over his phone for inspection but he refused.

He also shouted at the officer doing his duty there.

Gobalakrishnan, a former Padang Serai MP and PKR vice-president, also obstructed the police and heckled them.

“Both of them were arrested for obstructing the officers from carrying out their duties, and for uttering profanities against them,” Selangor CID chief Fadzil Ahmat was quoted as saying.

The two men were brought to the Kajang police headquarters for further action.

Lokman’s special officer Faizul Ali Anui said last night that Gobalakrishnan was arrested for obstructing the police from their duties after attempting to stop them from taking the phone of Lokman’s wife.

Faizul, who was at Lokman’s house at the time, said he did so as it had nothing to do with the investigations.

The police went to Lokman’s house for an investigation under Section 504 of the Penal Code, which is for intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

In two Facebook posts last night, former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak said that Lokman had committed the serious crime of being too fast to lodge a report.

Najib also posted a video of Azmin, saying, “He used to have fun at my expense, but now he is a bit occupied with other matters”.