Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Police to Question Novel Baswedan in Acid Attack Investigation

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A joint investigation team from the Indonesian National Police (Polri) is set to question Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan in an attempt to solve the acid attack case Novel experienced in 2017.

    The questioning is scheduled to be held at the KPK headquarters today on Thursday, June 20.

    “The questioning of Novel Baswedan is scheduled at the KPK headquarters [on Thursday],” said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah at his office on Wednesday, June 19.

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    This marks the second time police interviewed Novel after the first testimony was gathered by police back when he was treated at a hospital in Singapore, where he underwent a series of surgeries to treat his eyes.

    Febri confirmed that Novel will be present and is scheduled at 10:00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB).

    This marks 800 days that has passed following the acid attack that left Novel permanently damaged in one eye on April 11, 2017. At the time of the incident, the KPK investigator was assaulted on his walk home after attending a morning prayer at a Mosque nearby.

    M ROSSENO AJI