Bangladeshi to stand trial on bribery attempt

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 18th September, 2012

A MAN has been committed to stand trial over a charge of attempting to bribe a police inspector investigating him in connection with allegations of music piracy.
Waigani Committal Court was told last Friday that Mohamad Abdul Alim, from Bangladesh, was offering K10,000 in cash to a police inspector to stop her investigation.
The court was told that the inspector was part of a Criminal Investigation Division (CID) team that was continuing their investigation into the distribution of local PNG and international music sold under the Chin H Meen Music Industry label.
According to the police summary, Abdul Alim called the police officer and asked her to go to the Brian Bell home centre at Gordon to pick up the K10,000.
The police officer, who is the complainant, made the arrangement with the suspect and went with other detectives to the centre’s coffee shop and arrested the suspect.
Abdul Alim will appear for listing in the National Court in Waigani on Oct 1.