Woman cop acquitted over insulting modesty of fellow officer

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The Shah Alam High Court allowed a woman inspector’s appeal for a discharge amounting to an acquittal (DAA) in a case of allegedly insulting the modesty of a fellow police officer.

Judicial commissioner Norsharidah Awang today permitted Sheila Sharon Steven Kumar’s appeal against a Magistrates Court’s decision on June 26 to grant a discharge not amounting to an acquittal (DNAA) over her case involving lance corporal Abdul Arif Farhan Abdul Razak.

However, the accused still faces two ongoing cases before the lower criminal court, one involving allegedly insulting the modesty of one P Taneswaran, and the other over alleged criminal intimidation of one M Silverkoomarie.

When contacted, Sheila’s counsel M Manoharan confirmed the High Court ruling, adding that the defence team submitted during proceedings earlier today that the accused ought to be granted DAA instead because a DNAA would leave her with lingering uncertainty about whether she would be recharged for the same offence over the course of her life.

Manoharan said he submitted before the High Court that the lower court made the DNAA ruling due to a technical glitch in registering Sheila’s case and that the prosecution themselves previously admitted that the woman inspector would not be recharged over the case. – Malaysiakini