TELUK INTAN: Three friends broke down at the Magistrate's Court here today after being fined RM5,000 each for obstructing policemen in carrying out their duties during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
S. Surinthran, 28, K. Rajet Rao, 19, and M. Viknes Rao, 18, pleaded guilty when the charge were jointly read before magistrate Mujid Saroji.
They were charged under Section 186 of the Penal Code with obstructing a public servant from carrying out his duties which carries an imprisonment for a term of up to two years or a fine of up to RM10,000 or both, if convicted.
According to the charge, they acted aggressively by refusing to get handcuffed after being arrested in front of 99 Speedmart, Lorong TSG 1, Sungai Sumun in Rungkup here at 7.50pm, yesterday.
The court then imposed the RM5,000 fines in default 12 months’ jail respectively.
It is learnt that the trio was drunk and refused to cooperate with the policemen who conducted patrols in the area.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Azimah Che Ismail prosecuted while the trio was not represented.