Amir Bazli Abdullah berbuat demikian berikutan mendakwa polis mengabai laporannya mengenai kejadian Ahmad Zahid menumbuk mukanya di Kelab Rekreasi Country Heights di Kajang, pada 16 Januari 2006
Beliau juga mendakwa Ahmad Zahid yang ketika itu Timbalan Menteri Penerangan, mengugut membunuhnya selepas ditahan secara tidak sah di rumah Ahmad Zahid di Country Heights.
Dalam kenyataan tuntutannya, Amir Bazli menuntut kos ganti rugi khas, umum dan teruk, dan relif lain yang difikirkan sesuai oleh mahkamah.
Bercakap kepada The Malaysian Insider, semalam, beliau berkata, laporan polis sudah dibuat di balai Dang Wangi pada hari sama tetapi dipindah ke balai Kajang.
“Seorang polis berpangkat cif inspektor merakam kenyataan saya selama tiga hari,” katanya.
Beliau berkata, tiga pegawai polis bertemunya yang dirawat di sebuah hospital di Kelantan dan ada mengambil laporan perubatannya.
“Tiga empat bulan kemudian, cif inspektor itu memberitahu kes itu diklasifikasi sebagai ‘tiada tindakan selanjutnya’. Saya persoalkan kerana dia berjanji akan siasat dengan adil.
“Pegawai itu memohon maaf dan berkata 'tangannya terikat' kerana ia arahan dari atas.”
Amir kemudian cuba bertemu Ketua Polis Negara (KPN), Tan Sri Musa Hassan di Bukit Aman untuk mendapatkan penjelasan tetapi mendakwa Musa enggan berjumpa.
“Saya sebaliknya disuruh berjumpa dengan Setiausaha KPN tetapi dia juga tidak mahu bertemu saya,” katanya.
Selepas dinasihati pegawai polis lain, Amir membuat aduan bertulis dan mengirimnya secara peribadi ke pejabat KPN tetapi tidak menerima sebarang jawapan selain pengesahan penerimaan surat itu.
Musa pula ketika mengulas hal ini memberitahu The Malaysian Insider dalam teks pesanan ringkas:“Saya tidak ingat dia pernah hubungi saya. Untuk berlaku adil, anda perlu bertanya kepada OCPD kawasan di mana laporan polis dibuat dan tanya kepadanya apa terjadi kepada laporan dan siasatan.”
Bagaimanapun, Ahmad Zahid menafi pertuduhan berkenaan, sebaliknya mendakwa Amir menipu jalan ceritanya dan beliau pula membuat tuntutan balas dengan mendakwa Amir memalukannya dan mengalami trauma dari segi emosi akibat pertuduhan ahli perniagaan itu.
Kes saman Amir akan didengar di Mahkamah Tinggi Shah Alam bulan depan. -TMI
How I sought police help first - by man suing Home Minister,Zahid Hamidi...
A question surrounding the case of the businessman who was allegedly assaulted by Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is why did the police take no action.
That is the question that even led to a shouting match in Parliament two days ago between opposition member for Puchong, Gobind Singh Deo and the Home Minister.
Businessman Amir Bazli Abdullah, the man suing Ahmad Zahid, laid out his version of the events after the alleged assault in 2006, to The Malaysian Insider: “I first lodged a report at the Dang Wangi police station the day after I was assaulted but was referred to Kajang police.
“I met a chief inspector where my statement was recorded over three days."
Amir said he was then admitted to a hospital in Cheras but was later transferred to a hospital in Kelantan upon his request as his family was there.
Three police officers, he said, went to see him in Kelantan and they obtained his medical report.
“Some three to four months later, the chief inspector informed me that my case was classified 'no further action'. I questioned him why this was happening as he had promised he would investigate fairly.
“The officer was apologetic and said his hands were tied as the instructions came from above."
Amir said he then went to Bukit Aman to see the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan to ask why his case was closed without any action taken against Ahmad Zahid, who was then the deputy Information Minister.
Amir says the IGP refused to see him. "I was instead referred to the IGP's secretary. And even she did not want to see me."
Then on the advice of other police officers, Amir put his complaint on paper and personally sent it to the IGP's office.
"All I got was an acknowledgement that the IGP's office received my letter."
Musa, in a reply via text message last night, said: "I do not recall him contacting me. To be fair, you should ask the OCPD of the area where the report was lodged and ask him what is the outcome of the report and investigation."
When there was no further action from the police, Amir filed his suit in July 2007 against Ahmad Zahid, alleging that the then deputy minister punched him in the face on Jan 16, 2006, at the Country Heights Recreational Club in Kajang, Selangor.
In his statement of claim, Amir said Ahmad Zahid punched and threatened to kill him. He also claimed he was held in wrongful confinement at Ahmad Zahid’s home in Country Heights.
Amir is claiming for special, general and aggravated damages, costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.
Ahmad Zahid denied the allegations and claimed that Amir had concocted the whole story.
He filed a counter-claim against Amir, claiming to have suffered humiliation and emotional trauma as a result of the accusation.
Amir's suit will be heard at the Shah Alam High court next month. – July 11, 2013.