The assault on state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo at the parking lot of a restaurant in Tanjung Bungah last Friday night was neither revenge nor politically motivated, state police chief Shuhaily Mohd Zain said.
He said initial investigations revealed that the incident occurred following a misunderstanding between the suspect and the Datok Keramat assemblyman.
“So far, police investigations have found that the incident was neither politically motivated nor revenge-driven as the 60-year-old suspect, a foreign national, did not even know who his victim was.
“They were believed to have had a misunderstanding and the incident happened too fast,” he told a press conference today.
Yesterday, media reported that police had detained and remanded the suspect to facilitate the investigation into the 8.30pm incident which had caused the Penang housing and local government committee chairman to sustain an ankle injury.
Shuhaily said the investigation paper on the case had been submitted to the deputy public prosecutor for further action.