A former assistant superintendent of Malaysian police and his two friends were each fined RM5,000, in default 12 months' jail, by the Ampang Magistrate's Court on Friday for extorting RM70,000 from a Bangladeshi man, two years ago.
Magistrate Mohamad Firdaus Sadina Ali meted out the fine on Mazwan Masngot, 36, and his friends, Khairil Mazly Abdul Maat, 39, and Mohammad Fariz Mat Yusof, 28, after all of them changed their pleas to guilty in the previous court proceeding.
The three men were charged with extorting a 44-year-old construction worker-cum-businessman, Atiar Rahman Babu by saying that the victim had committed an offence for having another person's passport in his possession, prompting him to surrender RM70,000 in cash.
They committed the offence at an area in Pandan Indah, Ampang Jaya, here, at 8.30pm on June 11, 2015.
The charge under Section 384 of the Penal Code read with Section 34, provides for imprisonment for up to 10 years, or with fine, or with whipping, or with any two of the punishments, upon conviction.