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Accused Police chief ‘too sick’ for court

Accused Police chief ‘too sick’ for court

The police chief of Prey Veng province’s Svay Anthor district, Pum Kann, arrested on Wednesday for allegedly fatally shooting an unarmed man during a raid on a cockfight, missed a court yesterday, claiming he was sick.

“Kann was already sent to court, but he felt ill and was sent back to the provincial police station, but I do not know what’s wrong with him,” said provincial prosecutor Meas Sopheak yesterday.

“The deputy prosecutor, Muong Sarin, has not charged him yet – tomorrow he will be charged.” Kann, whose victim was holding a baby when struck by the bullet, claims he intended to fire a warning shot into the air.


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