KUALA LUMPUR: A retired cop was fined RM6,500 for committing mischief by shooting a tomcat after it ate his chickens and for discharging a firearm in a public place.

Magistrate Nik Fadli Nik Azlan imposed the fine on Zainol Abidin Md Zain, 65, after the accused changed his plea to guilty during the case mention.

On the charge of committing mischief, the court ordered him to pay a RM5,000 fine or six months in jail.

For the second charge, a RM1,500 fine or two months jail was imposed.According to Bernama, Zainol Abidin was charged with intentionally killing the cat using a shotgun in his orchard in Kampung Setia, Kuang, Selangor, at 6.40pm on July 1, 2020.

The charge, under Section 428 of the Penal Code, carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine or both.

He was also charged with discharging a firearm in a public place using the same weapon at the same time and place under Section 39 of the Firearms Act.