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Police to investigate ex-SMRT bus drivers' claims of assault during questioning

Published on Feb 5, 2013 6:09 PM
 
He Jun Ling (front), seen at the Subordinate Courts for a pre-trial conference on Feb 1, 2013. The police is investigating allegations made by two former SMRT bus drivers, He Jun Ling, 32, and Liu Xiangying, 33, that they were beaten up by police officers while they were held for questioning last November over an illegal bus strike. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

The police is investigating allegations made by two former SMRT bus drivers that they were beaten up by police officers while they were held for questioning last November over an illegal bus strike.

An independent office within the police force, the Internal Affairs Office (IAO), has been tasked to investigate the allegations and will be contacting the pair over the alleged abuse.

Chinese nationals He Jun Ling, 32, and Liu Xiangying, 33, had claimed in a video that they had been slapped, punched and threatened while in police custody following the Nov 26 strike.

The video had been filmed by independent filmmaker Lynn Lee and posted on her website. It later made the rounds in cyberspace.

 
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