Suspect flees in getaway car that rammed into police van

SEREMBAN - A detainee duped two policemen into believing he had to go to the toilet and escaped in a getaway car that had rammed into the police van carrying him.

The incident occurred when the 39-year-old man, detained for drug-related activities, was being taken to the Simpang Renggam detention centre from the Nilai police station, near here, at around 8.15am yesterday.

The police van had stopped at the Setul rest area along the Kajang-Seremban expressway, after the suspect claimed he had a stomachache and pestered the policemen to allow him to use a toilet there.

The policemen allegedly relented after the suspect said he was losing control of his bowels.

A source said the driver then got down to open the door of the van to allow another policeman and the suspect to alight from the vehicle.

However, the policemen were jolted when a Proton Satria suddenly rammed into the rear of their van.

The source said that in the ensuing confusion, the handcuffed suspect sprinted towards the car which quickly sped from the scene.

"When the Satria crashed into the van, the suspect pushed away the policeman guarding him and ran off," said the source.

The police tried to give chase but to no avail.

The suspect was detained at a house in Taman Sri Pulai here on July 4.

Originally from Mantin, he has another address in Bandar Teknologi Kajang in Selangor.

Police are looking for one Kishminderjit Singh Bahadar to help in investigations into the incident.

When contacted, Negri Sembilan police chief Datuk Osman Salleh said the matter was being probed.