Khamis, 6 Mei 2010

Car owner in Aminulrasyid case comes forward

SHAH ALAM: The owner of the vehicle that 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah grazed before he was shot last week has lodged a police report on the incident, said Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad.

He also said the report made by the motorcyclist who collided with the car that Aminulrasyid was driving on April 26 matched the version of events given by key witness Azamuddin Omar, 15, who was in the vehicle then.

“The boys panicked and fled from the scene with friends of the car’s driver pursuing them on three motorcycles,” Khalid told reporters here yesterday.

He said the boys had thought the car belonged to a VIP and the motorcycles were outriders.

“They were convinced it was a big shot when a police car started to chase them,” he added.

Khalid said the owner of the car, who was away during the incident, had lodged the report on Tuesday after police spoke to him.

“He did not realise his car was linked to Aminulrasyid’s death until the police called him. He came to see me as he was afraid of being remanded. I then advised him to lodge a report,” Khalid said.

Khalid also asked the reason why Azamuddin was questioned three times by the police.

“Is there an agenda? I fear the police are deliberately questioning him to find inconsistencies in his story,” said Khalid, adding that the police might then accuse the boy of being an unreliable witness.

In an immediate reaction, Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Noor Azam Jamaludin said he had not been informed about the report lodged by the car’s owner.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop Abu also visited Aminulrasyid’s family yesterday and offered a small contribution for tahlil prayers.

Abu Seman, who chairs the special panel investigating the case, was accompanied by his wife.

Aminulrasyid’s mother, Norsiah Mohamad, told him that she wanted her son’s name to be cleared.

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