A senior woman police officer in Malaysia has been charged with releasing a serial "Casanova" swindler and lodging a false police report.
She has been ordered by a magistrate's court to enter her defence, reported The Star.
Magistrate Dianne Ningrad Nor Azahar fixed April 2 and 6 for Assistant Superintendent L. Chandkumary's defence to be heard.
ASP Chandkumary, 58, is charged with intentionally releasing computer technician K.K. Prabaharan, 48, who was in her custody, at the George Town court complex in Penang on Oct 9, 2013.
The offence carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine, or both.
She is also charged with lodging a false police report on the same day, claiming that Prabaharan went missing while she was jotting down remarks on the case in her office while waiting for it to be mentioned in court.
This offence carries a jail term of up to six months or a fine of up to RM2,000 (S$750), or both.
Both charges were jointly heard.
This article was first published on February 20, 2015.
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