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Police tighten security for land dispute trial

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 16, 2019   /   03:24 pm
Police tighten security for land dispute trial Police personnel are on standby to secure the first hearing of a land dispute case against Hercules Rosario Marshal on Jan. 16. (tribunjakarta.com/Novian Ardiansyah)

The West Jakarta Police have prepared additional security measures at the West Jakarta District Court for the first trial of a case against Hercules Rosario Marshal and his 11 subordinates.

“We have prepared around 150 police personnel for security,” West Jakarta Police head of operations Sr. Adj. Comr. Prio Utomo said on Wednesday, kompas.com reported.

He said police had also received assistance from the Indonesian Military (TNI), Jakarta Police control unit and the police’s mobile brigade (Brimob), “To anticipate any unwanted incidents, “ Priyo said.

He said that if Hercules' followers tried to enter the courtroom, the police would take measures to remove them.

“We will take use persuasive measures so the trial runs safely and orderly,” Priyo said.

Hercules and his 11 subordinates were suspected of illegally occupying 2 hectares of land belonging to PT Nila Alam on Jl. Daan Mogot in Kalideres, West Jakarta for three months, during which the defendants allegedly intimidated and extorted money from locals. (ami)