Updated: 07/15/2013 21:18

Police officer charged with Kovan murders



The suspect in the Kovan murders, 34-year-old police officer, Iskandar Rahmat, arrived in court at 9

The suspect in the Kovan murders, 34-year-old police officer, Iskandar Rahmat, arrived in court at 9

A 34-year-old police officer has been charged with the double murder at Kovan last Wednesday. 

Iskandar Rahmat was arrested on Friday night in Johor Bahru. 

He arrived at the Subordinate Courts in a Toyota Altis accompanied by police officers at 9.40am. 

Iskandar will remanded at Central police division for further investigations. 

He'll next appear in court on the 22nd of July. 

On Wednesday, the body of 66-year-old Tan Boon Sin was found in his home at Hillside Drive. 

The body of his son, 42-year-old Tan Chee Heong, was dfound outside Kovan MRT station. 

Iskandar, a former investigating officer who had been removed from his duties and was facing disciplinary action for "financial embarrassment" prior to the incident. 

He was deployed to perform administrative duties and barred from carrying arms. 

Police said he was also in debt due to personal domestic matters.

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