Football Violence : IG Account Imran Suresh Is Fake, Found Similar Modus Operandi, Bukit Aman Now Taking Over Investigation – Shuhaily

Football Violence : IG Account Imran Suresh Is Fake, Found Similar Modus Operandi, Bukit Aman Now Taking Over Investigation – Shuhaily

KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has identified that the Instagram account under the name of Muhammad Imran Suresh, claiming to have information related to the acid attack incident involving national squad player Faisal Halim, is a fake account.

Without providing further details, the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bukit Aman, Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, said they are monitoring the progress of the case and investigations are actively underway.


“We are monitoring the situation. We do not have the figures (regarding the number of fake accounts found) at the moment because sometimes they appear and then disappear.

“We will seek the assistance of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to help the police identify the owners of these social media accounts,” he said at a special media briefing by the CID Director at Bukit Aman here today.

Mohd Shuhaily also urged all professional football players, whether national players or at the league level, to always be vigilant in ensuring their safety.

Last night, the car window of Johor Darul Ta’zim football team midfielder Safiq Rahim was smashed by an unknown individual near the JDT Training Center, Jalan Sri Gelam, Johor Bahru.

On May 5th, Faisal suffered fourth-degree burns after being attacked with acid by an unknown individual, causing injuries to his body.

He was said to have been attacked while at a prominent supermarket in Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, around 5 pm.

The modus operandi used in the attacks on three national football players, namely Faisal Halim, Akhyar Rashid, and Safiq Rahim, is similar. This was disclosed by the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department of Bukit Aman, Datuk Seri Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain, during a special media briefing at Bukit Aman today.

“The police investigation has identified the modus operandi used, involving two individuals, with the victims being followed before the attack is carried out.

“In this regard, I would like to remind national and league players that if you see anything unusual from the norm, take precautionary measures,” he said.

JDT planner Safiq Rahim became the latest victim of football violence when his vehicle’s mirror was broken in an incident last night.

On Sunday, the nation was shocked by an attack on the national agile winger and Selangor FC player, Faisal Halim, who suffered fourth-degree burns after being splashed with acid by unidentified individuals.

Earlier, Terengganu FC winger Akhyar Rashid suffered injuries and losses of nearly RM5,000 after being robbed in an incident in Kuala Terengganu.

Further commenting, Mohd Shuhaily said the police investigation also found a trend of attacks occurring every two days.

“The second attack occurred two days after the first attack. Similarly, the third attack occurred two days after the second attack.

“That’s the pattern we can see, and we hope it’s the last one. The police will do everything to hunt down those who attacked these three national players,” he stressed.

Datuk Seri Shuhaily Mohd Zain also told the press that his men will hunt down the perpetrators involved after studying the modus operandi in the attacks.

Shuhaily said the attacks took place in Terengganu, Selangor, and the latest was in Johor.

“We (Bukit Aman) have now taken over the investigation.

“We will look to see if the poison pen letter sent to FAM has anything to do with these attacks. We have identified the modus operandi, and in the first two incidents, both players were followed by their attackers.

“We have yet to determine the exact motive,” he said.

On May 2, national winger and Terengganu player Akhyar Rashid was assaulted and robbed near his residence in Kuala Terengganu.

Three days later, on May 5, national winger Faisal Halim, who is also known as Mickey, suffered an acid attack at a go-kart circuit in Klang Valley.

Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) midfielder Safiq Rahim was the latest footballer to have been attacked. The 36-year-old footballer had the back windscreen of his car shattered near the JDT training centre.

He posted a photo of his smashed vehicle and the police report on his Instagram account last night.

Safiq said two men on a motorcycle came close to his car, and one of them took out a hammer and smashed his windscreen.

Shuhaily urged the public not to speculate on the cases.

He added that more than 10 people have had their statements recorded, including the players’ family members as well as the public.

Police have so far arrested two suspects to assist in the investigations.

In other developments, Mohd Shuhaily said investigations into the murder case of autistic child Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin are still ongoing, and they are constantly awaiting new leads.

“The case is still active. I am waiting for new leads. Unfortunately, we have not found any new leads. I know the public is not satisfied with this.

“We hope there is still hope for this case to be solved, and the presence of the public at the time of the incident may have destroyed the evidence available. Possibly,” he said.

Last December, Zayn Rayyan, 6, was reported missing in Damansara Damai in Petaling Jaya before being found dead near a stream, about 200 meters from his apartment block in Idaman Apartment, the next day.


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