Cops Assure That They`re still Investigating Novel Baswedan Case

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  • Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, left, waves to reporters as he walks with KPK Deputy Chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2018. AP

    Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, left, waves to reporters as he walks with KPK Deputy Chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2018. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - In a hearing with the House of Representatives (DPR), Jakarta Metro Police Chief General Inspector Idham Aziz assured that the investigation on the attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan is still ongoing.

    “In the presence of all of you, I assure you that investigators are continuing their effort. It is just a matter of time,” said Idham Aziz in front of the House’s national law commission at the Parliamentary Complex, Senayan on Wednesday, March 14.

    He explained that a special task force that consists of 166 investigators has been formed to specifically handle the acid attack against Novel Baswedan.

    To this day, Idham claims that police has questioned 68 witnesses and studied 38 CCTV recordings that were paced around Novel’s house in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta.

    “We have also checked 91 chemical stores,” said Idham.

    It has been a year since the attack on KPK investigator Novel Baswedan took place, however, police have yet managed to find the perpetrators behind what seemed to be a planned attack.

    During the hearing, member of the national law commission from PDIP Arteria Dahlan showed concern by stating; “Don’t leave room for opinions suggesting that a fact-finding team should have been formed,” said Arteria.

    In the same time, Indonesian National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian requested that the monitoring team formed by the Human Rights National Commission (Komnas HAM) to merge with the national police commission (Kompolnas) and the Ombudsman to continue the attempts to supervise the investigation on the Novel Baswedan attack.

    ARKHELAUS WISNU TRIYOGO



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