A remand order for four days was issued by the Tangkak Magistrate’s Court today against an ethnic Rohingya man known as “Long Tiger” who escaped police custody while at the court on Dec 15.
The remand order against Abdul Hamim Ab Hamid, 32, was issued by magistrate Analia Kamaruddin, who also issued a similar order against three other individuals, aged 36, 38 and 46, who are believed to be Hamim’s accomplices.
Hamim, who was re-arrested in Kedah yesterday, was detained for investigation under Section 223/224 of the Penal Code, while the detention of the three other individuals was made under Section 216 of the same law for harbouring an offender.
Yesterday, Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said Hamim was re-arrested at about 3pm in Kedah.
Hamim was reported to have escaped police custody at the same court on Dec 15 when brought there to face an extortion charge.
He also has other cases pending, including for rape.