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Investigators need time to produce KPK bomb suspect sketch: Police

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 14, 2019   /   04:25 pm
Investigators need time to produce KPK bomb suspect sketch: Police Materials resembling components of a bomb were found in a package at the home of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo in Bekasi, West Java, on Jan. 9. (Courtesy of/Polda Metro Jaya)

The police are working on a sketch of a person believed to be the perpetrator of a bomb threat against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo last Wednesday.

The sketch, however, is expected to take a while as investigators need more information from witnesses, National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said.

“For the sketch, two witnesses still need to describe the suspected individual’s face from the incident that occurred a week ago. After that, the sketch artist would need time to draw the face of the alleged perpetrator based on the description from the witnesses,” Dedi said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com.

Early on Wednesday morning, unknown assailants left a suspicious package at Agus’ private residence in Bekasi, West Java, containing material resembling components of a bomb, such as a pipe, nails and cables. After conducting an investigation, the police declared that the fake bomb did not contain explosive materials.

Dedi said the sketch would be based on the description from a porridge seller who at the time of the incident was running his business around Agus’ house. The porridge seller told the police that an unidentified individual had asked people in the neighborhood about the location of his residence.

On the same Wednesday, two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the residence of KPK deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif. One of the Molotov's exploded and left scorch marks on the wall, while the other one was found intact.

The police are currently looking at CCTV footage in and around Laode’s house to identify the perpetrators. (kuk/ipa)