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Jakarta Post

Agency head named suspect for trespassing

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 30, 2018   /   06:20 pm
Agency head named suspect for trespassing Jakarta Water Resource Agency head Teguh Hendarwan ( Rudi)

The Jakarta Police have named the head of the Jakarta Water Resource Agency, Teguh Hendarwan, a suspect in a case of trespassing in East Cakung, East Jakarta, during the administration of former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.

The police summoned Teguh for questioning on Monday. The official police summons explained that Teguh was suspected of having violated Criminal Code articles 170, 406, 167 and 389 on trespassing and damaging private property without authorization during a reservoir construction project. It also stated that the decision to name him a suspect was based on an initial examination of 21 witnesses and several documents, reported on Thursday.

The case began on Feb. 22 last year when local resident Felix Tirtawidjaja reported Teguh for trespassing on what he claimed to be his property in Rawa Rotan in East Cakung, East Jakarta.

The alleged incident occurred in August 2016.

Teguh, who did not know Felix, said the land belonged to the city as listed under the inventory of the Jakarta Tax and Levy Board.

“And it is part of my job as agency head to inspect and secure all assets owned by the city,” he said.

Teguh said he reported the case to Governor Anies Baswedan, who he said promised to help, and consulted with the city’s legal bureau for advice.

“He [Anies] will basically help me resolve this case,” said Teguh, adding that the case made him feel uncomfortable at work and at home. (nor)