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No criminal motive behind Bogor e-ID incident, police say

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor, West Java   /   Tue, May 29, 2018   /   06:15 am
No criminal motive behind Bogor e-ID incident, police say Bogor Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Andi Moch Dicky (center) shows piles of e-IDs found scattered on Jl. Raya Salabenda, Bogor regency, West Java, on last Saturday. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

The Bogor Police questioned 17 witnesses on Monday, including staff members of the Home Ministry’s Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) Directorate General, after hundreds of e-IDs were found on Jl. Raya Kemang, Bogor regency, West Java, on Saturday.

Bogor Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Andi Moch Dicky said based on their initial investigation, the police have not yet found a criminal motive behind the incident.

The police revealed that the incident came to light after the removal of inventory on Saturday, including damaged and rejected e-IDs, which belonged to the directorate general. The e-IDs cannot be used because some were either damaged or imperfectly printed, while others had invalid data and unreadable chips.

Piles of e-IDs found scattered on Jl. Raya Salabenda are put on display for journalists at a press conference at the Bogor Police station on Monday.Piles of e-IDs found scattered on Jl. Raya Salabenda are put on display for journalists at a press conference at the Bogor Police station on Monday. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

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Andi said the e-IDs came from the Dukcapil Agency office in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, and were in the process of being moved to the Home Ministry’s warehouse in Semplak, Bogor regency. The removal process, which was carried out by a moving company, started on 10:15 am. local time on Saturday.

Two boxes containing damaged e-IDs fell off a truck at the Salabenda intersection in Bogor. After discovering the spill, the truck driver stopped the vehicle and with the help of residents collected the e-IDs, which were scattered on the road.

Unfortunately, a motorist documented the incident and posted it on social media, which later went viral. “Based on our investigation, we have not yet found any acts that are against the law regarding this incident,” said Andi. (ebf)