Johor Baru, June 18: Police have arrested a senior Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) leader for the murder of former state MIC deputy chairman Datuk S. Krishnasamy.
The 46-year-old man was picked up from his house in Kluang at 12.30am on Tuesday and remanded for six days.
He is the most senior politician to be arrested for the murder of the former Tenggaroh assemblyman, a case in which more than a dozen people including several MIC members have been held but not charged for the crime, the Star reported.
Krishnasamy was shot under the left eyebrow just as he entered the lift at the state MIC building in Johor Baru on Jan 11.
State police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mohamad Mokhtar Sharif has confirmed the arrest.