According to the facts of the case, the police officer was carrying out his official duties in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the Movement Control Order, in an area under the jurisdiction of the Pantai police station when he saw the two men riding a motorcycle in a suspicious manner.
He had flagged them down for a check but the duo refused to stop and sped away instead.
Nik Faidrul then chased down the suspects and a struggle ensued while he was arresting the two men.
During court proceedings today, Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Illya Syaheedah Mohd Razif urged the court to impose a deterrent sentence against the two men as they had committed the offence during the imposition of the Movement Control Order.
The two accused who were unrepresented, pleaded for a lenient sentence as they had families to provide for.