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Jakarta Post

Police watchdog smells a rat in Novel investigation

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 15 2012   /  11:15 am

The National Police Commission (Kompolnas) has found irregularities behind the controversial police move to prosecute Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Comr. Novel Baswedan.

Among the irregularities were the indication of intervention by the Jakarta Police and the National Police headquarters, Kompolnas commissioner Edi Saputra Hasibuan told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

“Administratively, the involvement of detectives from the Jakarta Police, even the National Police was peculiar. The assaults and shootings allegedly committed by Novel were local matters, which should have been handled by the Bengkulu Police,” he said.

Edi added that the commission failed to “logically accept” the reasoning behind the police’s sudden decision to investigate an eight-year-old case.

Two weeks ago, police officers stormed the KPK headquarters in South ...