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Jakarta Post

Police name eight suspects in AGO building blaze

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie


Jakarta   /   Mon, October 26 2020   /  01:00 am
Burned out: A motorcyclist passes the charred façade of the Attorney General’s Office building on Jl. Sultan Hasannudin Dalam in South Jakarta, on Friday, Oct. 24, 2020. The police have named eight suspects in relation to the fire that gutted the building.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The National Police have named eight suspects in a fire incident that ravaged the main building of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) complex in August, concluding that worker negligence and careless use of flammable materials caused the blaze. National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said the police named the suspects after concluding its 63-day-long investigation, standing behind the previous conclusion that the fire was not caused by arson. “We held a case reconstruction at 10 a.m. to determine the suspects from the AGO fire so that the case can be clear,” Argo told a media conference on Friday. “And we named eight suspects in this fire case.” Five of the suspects were construction workers who were working on a project in the staffing bureau hall of the building’s sixth floor, where the fire allegedly started. Their foreman was ...