People Insisting on Going Mudik May Subject to Criminal Sanction: Police



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe National Police threatened people who insist on going mudik or homecoming during Eid al-Fitr holidays despite the ban with criminal sanctions. The police’s head of public information bureau Brig. Gen. Rusdi Hartono said the sanction will vary. 

    “The National Police will assess which sanction to be imposed on each violator. We will see whether it is enough to ask them to go back or give other sanctions when there are people intentionally violating [the ban],” said Rusdi in his office, South Jakarta, Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

    Public transportation is not allowed to carry passengers during the 2021 Ketupat Operation which is valid from May 6-17. If the operator neglects the rule, Rusdi ponted out, there is a high chance that they will be subject to criminal sanctions.

    “It has been announced since the beginning that it is prohibited, but if we find such a violation, the National Police surely have their own judgment,” he added.

    The government decided to bar this year’s Eid homecoming on May 6-17. This applied to all people, including state apparatus (ASN), Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers, National Police members, private and independent workers.

    Following the government’s order, the National Police Traffic Corps (Korlantas) is set to deploy 166,734 personnel to guard 333 checkpoints throughout the archipelago. 

    Read: Eid Homecoming Ban; Police List People Allowed to Travel