A woman police inspector who went viral on social media recently was charged in separate Magistrate's Courts in Selayang today on charges of insulting the modesty of two men, including a police lance corporal, and criminally intimidating an elderly woman.
Sheila Sharon Steven Kumar, 35, pleaded not guilty to all three charges.
In the court before magistrate Nur Hafizah Rajuni, the woman police officer was charged with insulting the modesty of Lance Corporal Abdul Arif Farhan Abdul Razak at No 8, Jalan SG 1/1, Taman Sri Gombak in Kuala Lumpur at 1.25pm on June 15.
The charge, framed under Section 509 of the Penal Code, provides a term for up to five years or a fine or both if found guilty.
Deputy public prosecutor Anis Farhah Ahmad Hilmi requested bail of RM5,000 with one surety, but lawyer M Manoharan, representing the accused, whose father is also a former police officer with 39 years of service, requested that his client be given a bond or the lowest bail on the grounds that she has been with the police for seven years and her actions were merely to discipline the complainant.
Meanwhile, in the court before magistrate Chai Guan Hock, Sheila was charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code with criminally intimidating M Silverkoomarie, 69, at about noon at the same place and time.
The police inspector faced imprisonment for up to two years or a fine or both if convicted.
Sheila was also charged with insulting the modesty of P Taneswaran, 31, at about 1 pm at the same place and date.
Deputy public prosecutor Wan Nur Iman Wan Ahmad Afzal appeared for the prosecution in the case.
Sheila was allowed bail of RM5,000 with one surety on all three charges, and both courts set Aug 7 for mention.