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Police to interrogate Kalijodo figure Wednesday

  • Bambang Nurbianto

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, March 21, 2016   /  09:36 pm
Police to interrogate Kalijodo figure Wednesday Residents of Kalijodo red light district in West Jakarta start to take their belongings out of their houses on Feb. 18 as the Jakarta city administration gives them time up to Feb. 29 to leave their houses built on state land. (ANTARA FOTO/Reno Esnir)

The police plan to interrogate Abdul Aziz, aka Daeng Aziz, who has been named a suspect for facilitating prostitution or pimping in Kalijodo in West Jakarta

"Aziz is a suspect. Tomorrow [Wednesday], he will be interrogated. If he is a good citizen, he will come [to police headquarters]," Jakarta Police general crimes director Sr. Comr. Krishna Murti told journalists on Tuesday.

The police will also question him about dozens of sharp weapons, including poisonous arrows that were found at his café in the area, said Krishna.

Last week, when the police started carrying out raids, Aziz disappeared from Kalijodo. He was not at his Intan Café in Kalijodo when the police raided it. His lawyer, Razman, argued that he did not turn up after hearing about the raid because he did not want to be accused of being an instigator.

On Sunday, the police arrested Udin Nakku, who was also accused of pimping.

Meanwhile, Razman, who claims to represent Kalijodo residents, filed a lawsuit in the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) against the city administration's decision to clear Kalijodo on Feb. 29.

The eviction of Kalijodo residents was against prevailing regulations, said Razman, adding that the city administration should give more time to residents to relocate.

In the lawsuit, he demanded that the judges order a stay on the city administration's plan to totally clear Kalijodo of buildings by Feb. 29, saying that residents should be given another 12 months to relocate. (bbn)

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