Phnom Penh (FN), May 3 – Ministry of Justice spokesperson Kim Santepheap said Friday that court will enforce laws against any police official if found violating the criminal code.
His reaction was made after the drunk police officer who opened fire on citizens was not sent to the court.
It is worth noting that Chbar Ampov district police on Thursday arrested a one-star general working as deputy director of criminal investigation department at the Ministry of Interior after he fired five bullets at a couple and damaged their Range Rover.
The suspect was identified as Gen. Duong Nakry, 47; the two victims were identified by the police as Phoris Storann, 34, director of a security company living in Prek Pra commune, and his wife Taing Sokleng, 31.
At about 12am on Thursday, Phoris Storann was driving his Range Rover with his wife from Phsar Doeumkor to his home in Chbar Ampov district. When Storann was in front of the now-closed Rock Entertainment, Nakry, who was drunk driving a Lexus 330, chased after them and stopped in front of their car, accused the victim of overtaking him.
Nakry ordered Storann to get out of his car and apologise to him, but Storann refused and denied that he did not overtake Nakry. At about 1am in Chbar Ampov district’s Nirot commune, Nakry managed to stop the victims again. Nakry walked toward the victims’ Range Rover and fired five bullets completely destroying the rear window.
Storan’s wife fainted and was taken to a hospital emergency room.
Phnom Penh Municipal Police chief Sar Thet stated that Nakry is allegedly accused by police of illegal use of weapon and intentionally causing damage.
National Police chief Neth Savoeun has also instructed officials to take strict action against Nakry.