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Jakarta Post

Banten top cop axed over Ahmadiyah mayhem

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, February 12 2011   /  12:48 pm

The National Police have removed Banten Police chief Brig. Gen Agus Kusnadi for allegedly failing to prevent religious unrest that killed three Ahmadis in the province.   Agus will be replaced by Jakarta Police deputy chief Brig. Gen. Putut Eko Bayuseno.Agus’s subordinate, Pandeglang Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Alex Fauzi Rasyad, is to be replaced by Adj. Sr. Comr. Ady Soeseno who was previously head of the Banten narcotics division analysis unit.“Agus will be moved to the position of an expert staffer under the National Police chief,” police spokesman Anton Bahrul Alam said Friday.It is not clear when the swearing-in ceremony is to take place.The police have so far questioned 25 witnesses related to the Cikeusik attack and have named five as suspects.The Banten Police have come under fire after the footage circulating on YouTube captured images of police officers failing...