Arrested, released, rearrested - Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) chairperson R Sri Sanjeevan has been caught in this cycle the past two weeks.
As what happened yesterday, shortly after a Seremban magistrate rejected the application to remand Sanjeevan, the waiting Kajang police rearrested him again this morning, for the sixth time.
Yesterday, Sanjeevan was rearrested after the police failed to obtain a remand order against him from a Seremban magistrate.
“You can see, this police report (that led to the Kajang arrest) was just lodged yesterday, just to make sure that he would be rearrested.
"They are bringing him to Kajang. If the magistrate rejects their remand tomorrow, there will definitely be another rearrest.
"It looks like it is all planned,” Sanjeevan's lawyer Preakas Sampunathan told Malaysiakini when contacted today.
Police arrested Sanjeevan at the Nilai toll plaza on June 23, following a complaint that he had demanded RM25,000 from a gambling den operator. His 26-year-old driver, an Indian national, was also arrested.
Bukit Aman CID chief Mohmad Salleh said the case would be investigated under Sections 385 and 506 of the Penal Code for extortion and criminal intimidation.
Prior to this, Sanjeevan has been vocal against corruption within the police force, and was once shot in 2013.