9:36 pm - Wednesday February 21, 2018

Traces of fuel elements detected in RTD vehicle fire case


MO,9/2/2018, IPOH: Six samples taken from five scorched vehicles at the Road Transport Department (RTD) station in Kuala Kangsar has found traces of fuel element’s. The incident which took place at 2.30 am, saw three RTD vehicles, two of which were 4WD destroyed 90 per cent while two civilian Volvo’s parked at the department’s designated zone damaged 70 per cent in the incident.

Perak’s Fire and Rescue Department deputy director, Assistant Commissioner of Fire (JBPM), Sayani Saidon said the Perak JBPM Forensics Unit with the assistance of the Dog Unit (K9) from Klang, Selangor managed to retrieve six samples from crime scene. He said the samples were sent to the Fire Investigation Laboratory in Kuala Lumpur and the results received today revealed traces of fuel. “However, we (JBPM) is still considering other factors that could caused the fire.

“The results would be sent to the police for further investigation,” he told New Straits Times Press today. Meanwhile, Perak Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Chief, Senior Assistant Commissioner Yahya Abd Rahman said police are still waiting for more information from RTD on the clone vehicle syndicate which is believed to behind the torching of the five vehicles. “They (RTD) have to provide more evidence on all the issues so that Police can focus on the case, including to rule out any person of interest.

“As of now, there had been no arrest and the CID is currently exploring the case on various aspects, he said when contacted today. At a press conference, yesterday, RTD Deputy Director-General (Operations), Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman did not rule out the possibility of being targeted by a clone vehicle syndicate.


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