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Delicate job awaits new chief detective

  • Tri Indah Oktavianti

    Jakarta

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Jakarta   /   Wed, February 24 2021   /  01:00 am
Tim Siber Bareskrim Mabes Polri menghadirkan tersangka saat merilis pengungkapan sindikat penyebar isu-isu provokatif di media sosial, di Bareskrim Mabes Polri, Jakarta, Rabu (28/2). Direktorat Tindak Pidana (Dirtipid) Siber Bareskrim Polri menangkap enam orang yang tergabung dalam grup WhatsApp The Family Muslim Cyber Army (MCA) dan tersangka kasus ujaran kebencian/SARA serta kasus yang diselesaikan secara restorative Justice. ANTARA FOTO/Reno Esnir/kye/18.(Antara/Reno Esnir)

The National Police have named Comr. Gen. Agus Andrianto the new head of the Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim), a strategic position that puts Agus in charge of leading probes into cases from corruption to cybercrime and online defamation that fall under the notorious cyberlaw. Prior to his appointment as chief detective, Agus led the police’s Security Management Agency (Baharkam), but he was better known for his former position as North Sumatra Police chief. Agus was also one of five three-star commissioner generals recommended to the President by the National Police Commission (Kompolnas) as frontrunners for the National Police chief position last month, though it was Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo who was handpicked by the President for the police’s top job. Agus had been recommended by Listyo to succeed him as Bareskrim head, according to a telegram Listyo...