Brig. Gen. Prasetijo Utomo Detained for Facilitating Djoko Tjandra

Brig. Gen. Prasetijo Utomo detained for facilitating Djoko Tjandra - ANTARA News

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian Police’s Legal Investigation Division (Bareskrim) arrested Brigadier Normal Prasetijo Utomo for issuing a cast journey letter that facilitated the convict and fugitive enterprise tycoon Djoko Tjandra to make journeys overseas.

The police basic was positioned underneath police detention for 4 days after being named a suspect for enabling Djoko Tjandra, who had not too long ago returned to Indonesia after fleeing justice for over a decade, to flee to Malaysia.

“Sure, (he’s detained) as of Friday, July 31, 2020,” Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono, the Indonesian Police’s spokesman, acknowledged on Friday.

Utomo may face six years in jail if convicted for issuing the journey letter to the fugitive.

Aside from Utomo, Baresktrim has additionally named Anita Dewi Anggraeni Kolopaking, Tjandra’s authorized counsel, as a suspect in the identical case.

Bareskrim has issued a letter for the immigration workplace to ban Kolopaking from leaving Indonesia.

Following an outcry within the nation, Bareskrim had arrested Tjandra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 30, 2020.

Bareskrim Chief Commissioner Normal Listyo Sigit Prabowo emphasised that the police’s success in capturing Tjandra in Malaysia mirrored its seriousness in dealing with the case.

“This definitely places to relaxation the general public’s doubts over whether or not the police may arrest him,” he affirmed.

The arrest was made in cooperation with the Malaysian Police.

The Supreme Courtroom discovered Tjandra responsible of embezzling billions of rupiah from the state bailout fund in the course of the 1998 Asian monetary disaster and was sentenced to 2 years in jail in 2009 and ordered to pay Rp546 billion (US$54 million) in restitution. He was acquitted by the South Jakarta District Courtroom in 2000.

Nonetheless, Djoko Tjandra fled to Papua New Guinea a day earlier than the court docket sentencing was delivered and had remained at giant ever since. For the final 11 years, Tjandra has managed to evade justice.

Nonetheless, Djoko Tjandra had been in Indonesia for the previous three months to file a case evaluate towards his conviction with the South Jakarta District Courtroom in early June.

The South Jakarta District Courtroom on Friday dropped the case evaluate petition filed by Djoko Tjandra towards his responsible conviction after he repeatedly failed to point out up for the hearings.

Learn additionally: Police to Look at Djoko Tjandra Intensively


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