TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Metro Police General Criminal Investigation Directorate named JAS, the manager of a restaurant and bar Holywings Tavern in Kemang of South Jakarta, as a suspect over the crowd on the premises during the public mobility restrictions or PPKM.
The police charged JAS with Article 14 of Law No. 4 of 1984 concerning infectious disease outbreaks, as well as Article 216 and Article 218 of the Criminal Code (KUHP).
“The maximum sentence is one year in prison,” said Metro Jaya Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus at his office, South Jakarta, Friday, September 17.
The management of the night entertainment venue was proven to have violated the PPKM Level 3 rules following crowds in the site on Saturday night, September 3. The joint personnel of the Indonesian Military (TNI)-National Police (Polri) and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) conducted a raid and found violations of operating hours and health protocols.
The Jakarta Satpol PP closed the restaurant for 3x24 hours and suspended its business permit during the PPKM period. The management was also fined Rp50 million.
Jakarta Satpol PP Head Arifin said the heavy sanctions were imposed because the management of Holywings Tavern had violated the PPKM rules three times. The two previous violations were found in February and March. At that time, Satpol PP only gave a warning and a temporary closure.
M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH