JOHOR BARU - A policeman was sentenced to three years' jail and fined RM32,500 (S$12,600) by a Sessions Court here for bribery.
Sjn K. Krishna Malay, 48, was found guilty on three charges of soliciting and accepting bribes.
On the first, he was found guilty of asking for a bribe of RM1,500 from R. Murali, 21, a robbery suspect at the Johor Baru Central police station at around 1am on Aug 17, 2012 as an inducement not to act against him.
He was also found guilty of asking for RM2,500 from Murali's stepmother A. Pushpa at the same place at about 6am the same day.
On the third charge, he was found guilty for agreeing to accept another bribe of RM1,000 from Murali at 9.30am.
Sessions judge Muhamad Haldar Abdul Aziz said the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt against the accused.
He sentenced Krishna to three years in jail for each of the charges and ordered the sentences to run concurrently. He also fined the accused RM10,000 for the first charge, RM12,500 for the second charge, and RM10,000 for the third, in default six months' jail each.