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Military official freed after arrest for firing weapon in capital

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Pov Sarorn was arrested on Monday for firing his weapon and provoking unrest in the capital. Fresh News

Military official freed after arrest for firing weapon in capital

A military official who was arrested for firing his weapon and provoking unrest in the capital’s Thmey village, Dangkor commune, Dangkor district, was released on Monday by Phnom Penh Military Police.

This follows a promise by his unit to educate and punish him accordingly, said deputy commander of the Special Military Unit Mao Saphoeun.

Saphoeun said Pov Sarorn, 43, a military official at the Border Bureau of the Special Military Unit, was arrested by Dangkor district Military Police on Monday afternoon after firing his weapon to provoke unrest.

“No one was harmed in the incident. The unit had requested the Phnom Penh Military Police to send the offender, who violated the rules and principles of the military, to our unit for further education and to receive due punishment under military discipline,” he said.

District deputy Military Police commander Sar Sophorn told The Post that after detaining the suspect, police had confiscated a firearm with 10 bullets. A shell casing was also found at the scene.

“The suspect was inebriated while he was detained. We decided to send him, along with the evidence, to the criminal department of Phnom Penh Military Police headquarters for further legal proceedings,” Sophorn said.

National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said the suspect was questioned by military officials. However, he said: “I cannot provide further information regarding the case.”

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