CP does not deny negligence involved in the rape incident

Aidi (second right) paying a visit to the Miri CPS.

MIRI: Sarawak Commissioner of Police (CP), Datuk Aidi Ismail, does not deny negligence was involved in the Jan 9’s rape incident that occurred inside the Miri Central Police Station (CPS) lock-up.

“No doubt, there’s a breach of lock-up standard operating procedure by the two policemen manning the lock-up that day,” he said today after visiting the Miri CPS lock-up.

He said investigation is still ongoing and carried out by the Integrity and Standard Compliance Department (JIPS) Sarawak Police Contingent Headquarters (IPK) and Miri police district headquarters (IPD), and would be completed within this week.

“The findings of the investigation (by JIPS) will determine our next course of action,” he said.

During the visit, Aidi was accompanied by Miri police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari.

In the incident, a 16-year-old girl filed a report that she was raped by a male detainee at the Miri CPS lock-up.

The rape allegedly took place between 4am and 5am, a day after she was picked up in a gambling raid.