31 Policemen Questioned in Kanjuruhan Stadium Tragedy
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Police’s General Supervision Inspectorate (Irwasum) and Internal Affairs Division (Propam) examined 31 police officers involved in the Kanjuruhan football stadium tragedy on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The police, however, have not named a suspect behind the incident that killed 131 people.
Head of the public relations division of the National Police, Inspector General Dedi Prasetyo, explained his side had grilled 35 witnesses, consisting of 31 police officers and four people from external parties.
“[We need] further investigation on external witnesses,” said Dedi in a written statement from Malang, East Java, Wednesday, October 5, 2022. He refused to identify the witnesses and detail members of the police who have undergone examination, as well as the question materials.
The two-star general said he would expose the team’s audit progress today. The team is working fast and marathon as ordered by National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo.
“The team must work fast while exercising prudence. Accuracy is also the standard [of the investigation],” he added.
As reported previously, 10 police officers had been stripped of their positions one day after the tragic incident in Kanjuruhan occurred. Among them were the Malang Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Ferli Hidayat and nine commanders from the East Java Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit.
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