Johor religious dept followed SOP during Syiah raid, denies ill-treatment

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JOHOR BARU: Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAINJ) has denied allegations that its officers ill-treated a group of individuals during a raid who are believed to be Syiah Muslims.

State Islamic Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee chairman Tosrin Jarvanthi said that the operation, dubbed “Ops Hauzah”, took place on Monday (Sept 9) at about 11pm at a house in Taman Bukit Kempas.

According to Tosrin, his officers followed the standard operation procedures (SOP) when carrying out the raid.

The raid was carried out by 30 officers from the religious department  with the assistance of 15 police officers.

“There were 54 individuals in the premises raided, including four children between the age of two and 12,” he said during a press conference at the Johor State Islamic Center in Johor Baru on Friday (Sept 13).

Eight of those nabbed were brought in for further investigations, while the rest were released and given attendance summons.

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