KUALA LUMPUR: The public has been urged to let due process take its course and refrain from speculating on a disabled ehailing driver’s claim that he was assaulted by a member of a VIP’s security escort.

“(This includes) linking it to the royal institution,” Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said when contacted on Wednesday (June 5).

“Any misinformation could jeopardise the investigation,” he added.

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Razarudin also said 12 people had their statements recorded in connection with the matter.

Those called up included the security escort, hotel workers, Special Action Unit (UTK) personnel, doctors and Grab’s operations director.

“The investigation paper has been referred to the DPP for further action.

“Although the victim had initially withdrawn his police report, based on further recording of his statements, he wants to pursue the case,” Razarudin said.

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The IGP had previously said police were conducting a thorough investigation and would call up all parties involved.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa had said they received a report from the driver at 1pm on May 28.

Comm Rusdi said the victim then lodged a second police report at 9.59pm the same day, claiming the matter had been resolved amicably and he did not want to prolong the case.

However, the victim then claimed that he was offered RM800 to settle the matter.