Published: Friday January 25, 2013 MYT 12:21:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 25, 2013 MYT 12:26:40 PM
Three who fled police custody plead guilty
By JOSEPHINE JALLEH
BUTTERWORTH: Three men who fled police custody last month and caused a massive manhunt to be mounted for them pleaded guilty at a Magistrate's court here Friday to five charges.
Farid Akhtar, 24, Mohd Sharimy Nor, 28, and Mohd Khairulnizam Abdul Rani, 26, admitted to four charges of hurting four policemen who were escorting them to the Butterworth court at around 9.45am on Jan 7.
The offence under Section 332 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of three years or fine or both.
They also pleaded guilty to escaping police custody at the same time and place.
The offence under Section 224 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of two years or fine or both.
Bail was denied.
Magistrate Hizween Azleena Othman Kamal fixed March 5 for tender of documents.
The accused were not represented by counsel.
The three are among seven detainees who escaped from custody in the incident. Two others were shot dead and two remain fugitives.