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Updated: 02/26/2013 01:02 | By Channel NewsAsia

Revisit issue of investigation into police brutality after proceedings end: Indranee

Revisit issue of investigation into police brutality after proceedings end: Indranee


Revisit issue of investigation into police brutality after proceedings end: Indranee

SINGAPORE: Issues relating to the investigation of claims of police brutality by former SMRT bus drivers will be dealt with once relevant proceedings are over.

Senior Minister of State for Law, Indranee Rajah, said this in Parliament on Monday.

She was responding to a question by Non—Constituency Member of Parliament, Yee Jenn Jong.

Mr Yee asked whether the attempted retention and confiscation of a laptop, desktop computer and mobile phone belonging to a film maker was in accordance with requirements set out in the Criminal Procedure Code.

He also questioned what the legal basis is for the attempted confiscation.

Ms Indranee said the allegations of police brutality against the former SMRT drivers, which were posted on the website "Lianain Films" on 28 January, are serious allegations.

They are currently being investigated by the Police Internal Affairs Office.

She said notwithstanding these allegations, the drivers have indicated through their counsel that they intend to plead guilty to the criminal charges preferred against them.

Ms Indranee added that it is best that the issue is dealt with after all the relevant proceedings are over.

— CNA/ck

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