Police observer from the Institute for Security and Strategic Studies (ISESS), Bambang Rukminto said that the completion of the obstruction of justice in the case of Brigadier J's premeditated murder was crucial because it involved the dignity of the Police.
"What is more crucial for the Police as a law enforcement institution is the obstruction of justice case, because it concerns the dignity of the police," he said when confirmed by Antara on Thursday (1/9/2022).
According to him, the determination of seven members of the National Police as suspects for obstruction of justice is a little too late. In addition, the criminal case has not been processed until now.
"If the police are identified with permissiveness in obstruction of justice, it means that there is no longer a just enforcement of the law. Because law enforcement can be engineered by various interests outside of justice,” he said.
Obstruction of Justice Suspect
Previously, the Directorate of Cyber Crimes of the Indonesian Police had named seven police officers as suspects for the alleged crime of obstructing the investigation (obstruction of justice) in the case of the premeditated murder of Brigadier J in Duren Tiga.
The seven suspects are Inspector General of Police Ferdy Sambo, former Karopaminal of Propam Polri, Brigadier General of Police Hendra Kurniawan, former Kaden A Biropaminal Polri Propam Division, Police Commissioner Agus Nurpatria.
Next was the former Deputy Head of the Bureau of Patrol of the National Police Propam Division, AKBP Arif Rahman Arifin, former Head of Sub-section Head of Baggak Etika Robabprof of the National Police Propam Division, Police Commissioner Baiquini Wibowo, former Acting Head of Sub-section Audit Baggak Ethics Powabprof of the National Police Propam Division, Police Commissioner Chuk Putranto, and former Head of Sub Unit I Sub Directorate III Dittipidum Bareskrim Polri, AKP Irfan Widyanto.
Not only that, Ferdy Sambo was also named the main suspect in premeditated murder and was charged with Article 340 subsidiary Article 338 in conjunction with Article 55 and Article 56 of the Criminal Code.
He was named a suspect along with his wife, Putri Candrawathi, and his two aides namely Bharada Richard Eliezer, Bripka Ricky Rizal Wibowo, and his household assistant, Strong Ma'ruf.