Menurut sumber lagi, polis terkejut melihat rakaman itu apabila “lebih daripada dua orang”, termasuk Nedim, terlibat memegang dan menyerang penyelia keselamatan berusia 50 tahun itu.
Ini boleh mewujudkan komplikasi dalam klasifikasi polis yang meletakkan kes itu sebagai kesalahan kecil – ‘menyebabkan pergaduhan’ bawah Seksyen 160 Kanun Keseksaan yang membawa hukuman penjara enam bulan, denda RM1,000 atau kedua-duanya.
People familiar with the matter also confirmed with Malaysiakini that the case was still being investigated despite earlier claims by the Brickfields OCPD (Officer in Charge of Police District) that it had been wrapped up.
Sources familiar with the incident said the police were surprised to find in the video footage that “more than two persons”, including Nedim, were involved in holding and assaulting the 50-year-old security supervisor.
This may create complications in the police’s classification of the case as a minor offence – ‘causing affray’ under section 160 of the Penal Code.
Under this section, anyone found guilty faces a punishment of up to six months’ jail or a fine of RM1,000, or both.
Malaysiakini reported on March 23 that the security supervisor of the high-end condominium in Mont Kiara was assaulted by Nedim and his bodyguard.
Nedim drove a Porsche sports car to the condominium, followed by a luxury MPV driven by his bodyguard.
The bodyguard alighted from his car to have personal particulars recorded on behalf of both drivers, but the condominium guards insisted that they did so separately.
An argument ensued, resulting in the supervisor being called in to mediate.
Argument and fracas at condo entrance
The bodyguard claimed that the person in the Porsche was a ‘Tengku’ (a member of the royalty), but the supervisor explained that condo management required the registration of drivers of all vehicles entering the compound.
This resulted in the VIP’s son alighting from his Porsche, while the bodyguard and his friends assaulted the 50-year-old security supervisor, according to sources who had viewed the video footage. It is learnt that Nazri’s son also struck the supervisor.
A police report was subsequently made by the supervisor, who was slightly injured during the altercation.
Mohamad Nedim’s bodyguard had lodged a counter police report alleging that the security supervisor was rude and started the fracas.
A day after Malaysiakini reported the incident, Brickfields OCPD Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid denied that Nazri’s son was involved in the fist-fight, with The Star quoting him as saying that the case involved just the bodyguard and a security guard.
Wan Abdul Bari also said then that the police have already completed their probe into the matter and that the investigation papers were sent to the Attorney-General’s Chambers on whether charges would be laid.
PKR vice-president N Surendran and Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin had urged the police to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the case.
Shamsul Iskandar went further to claim that Nedim was also allegedly involved in an incident resulting in the death of a young man, Darren Kang, in 2004.
Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo has also called on Nazri to cease issuing any statement on matters pertaining to the law, especially if it involved the attorney-general or the AG’s Chambers.