IGP cannot refuse to order officers to arrest Ridhuan, rules apex court

Hafiz Yatim

Modified 29 Apr 2016, 8:59 am

The duties of a police officer include the execution of warrants of committal issued against a person, resulting from a contempt proceeding, says the Federal Court.

In ordering inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar to arrest Muslim convert Mohd Ridhuan Abdullah, the Federal Court ruled that Ridhuan must be arrested to face justice.

Court of Appeal President Md Raus Sharif, who led the five-member bench in the unanimous decision, said the general duties of police officers under the command of the IGP are stipulated under Section 20 (3) of the Police Act 1967.

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