SEREMBAN – A police Inspector and a burger seller were today charged over a fight at Taman Rasah Jaya here which was captured on video and has since gone viral on social media.

Both of them claimed trial to the offence after they were charged at the magistrate’s court here.

Inspector Rashi Akhbar Abdul Rashid, 37, from the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, and Muhammad Firdaus Mohd Anuar, 31, were accused of committing the offence in front of a shoplot at Jalan RJ Utama 2, Taman Rasah Jaya, about 1.30am on January 9.

They were charged under Section 160 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum six months jail or RM1,000 fine or both.

The prosecution was done by Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Akmal Mohamad Azli while the accused were unrepresented.

Magistrate Mahyun Yusof later fixed February 15 for mention.

A video clip of an altercation between the policeman and the burger seller has been making the rounds since last week.

The incident was subsequently reported by a news portal after both parties lodge separate reports.

Negeri Sembilan police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin later said two plainclothes policeman had approached the burger seller and demanded his identification card.

However, an argument ensued when the burger seller counter reacted by asking for the policemen to produce their authority cards instead.

Both parties later lodged a report on the same day.