KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 (Bernama) -- Three men have been detained by the police to
facilitate investigations into the abduction of a lawyer who was released on
Wednesday, after his family paid RM150,000 to secure his release.
The suspects were picked up at separate locations in the city yesterday.
Initially, the police classified the case as abduction but reclassified it when
further investigations linked it to an unsettled debt amounting to about
Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said today, the abduction of the
35-year-old lawyer was linked to the unsettled debt.
He said the payment might not have been ransom but the lawyer could have owed
the trio the money.
"The three (suspects) have claimed the lawyer owed them RM180,000. The
lawyer''s family gave the group a cheque for RM150,000 to secure his freedom.
"When they received the cheque, the lawyer was abandoned at a house in Rawang,"
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