Published: Saturday January 19, 2013 MYT 3:28:00 PM
Remand for three escaped detainees extended
BUTTERWORTH: Police have obtained an order to extend the remand of three detainees who were rearrested after escaping police custody on Jan 7 for another six days.
Penang deputy police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Jaafar said the order on Mohd Farid Akhtar, 24, Mohd Shahrimi Mohd Noor, 28, and Mohd Khairulnizam Abdul Rani, 26, was issued by Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Abdul Wahab.
"Police have almost completed the investigation papers on the case and will send the papers to the Public Prosecutor's Office soon for further instructions," he said when contacted here Saturday.
The three suspects were rearrested six days ago after police launched a manhunt for them and four other detainees who escaped from police custody while being transported from the Penang Prison to court.
Mohd Farid was rearrested when he went to ask for food at a food stall in Kampung Petani, Kubang Seman, at about 9pm last Saturday, while Mohd Shahrimi gave himself up at the Penanti market at about 10pm the same day.
Mohd Khairulnizam was detained at a Internet cafe in Berapit, Bukit Mertajam the following day.
Meanwhile, Abdul Rahim, said the search for the remaining two escaped detainees, Hamzani Harun, 37, and Hisham Abdul Rahman, 39, continues.
The police believe they are still in Penang, said Abdul Rahim, who is leading the special team in the search operation code-named "Ops Kesan Gelugor". - Bernama
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