Anwar lodges report against IGP, AG
Posted July 1, 2008on:
|Jul 1, 08 12:56pm|
|PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim today lodged a police report against police chief Musa Hassan and attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail for allegedly fabricating evidence in his trials 10 years ago.
Anwar arrived at the Selangor state police headquarters in Shah Alam at about 2.50pm, accompanied by his lawyer Sankara Nair.
Four of his party leaders, including vice president R Sivarasa and treasurer William Leong, had arrived much earlier at about 2.20pm and waited for Anwar to come to lodge the report.
Outside the station, several other party leaders, including two of PKR’s MPs N Gobalakrishnan and Yusmadi Yusoff, were disappointed that they weren’t allowed into the station to accompany Anwar to lodge the report.
Even Anwar’s daughter Nurul Izzah was not allowed into the station, creating some tension at the entrance. The police said that they would only allow five people in to lodge the report.
Some 30 supporters had also gathered outside the station.
After some 30 minutes, Anwar left the station – at about 3.20pm – to the PKR headquarters in Tropicana, Petaling Jaya where he is expected to hold a press conference.
Anwar had earlier said that he had evidence implicating the inspector-general of police and attorney-general in the misconduct, including fabrication of evidence in the cases launched against him after his sacking from government.
At that time, police chief Musa was the investigating officer of the charges against Anwar while AG Gani Patail was the chief prosecutor.
He added that a new police report lodged against him for sodomy was a result of “interested parties to attack me in retaliation” over this evidence in his possession.
The report alleging sodomy was filed by Anwar’s aide, 23-year-old Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, last Saturday.
Anwar claimed that the fresh accusation against him was a “complete fabrication”.
Later tonight, PKR plans to hold a rally at the Stadium Melawati in Shah Alam, scheduled to kick off at 8.30pm.
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