Of the 212 suspects, 203 are individual suspects, and nine concern corporations."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesian police are investigating 232 cases of forest and plantation fires on Sumatra and Kalimantan islands.

"As of October 1, 2015, police have tackled 232 reports on forest and plantation fires," head of the National Polices Crime Investigation Department (Bareskrim) Commissioner General Anang Iskandar said here on Friday.

The 232 cases include 190 individual cases and 42 cases that involve companies, including two foreign companies.

The police have also named 212 suspects in those cases.

"Of the 212 suspects, 203 are individual suspects, and nine concern corporations," he stated.

Further, he explained that of 212 suspects, only 72 have been detained. They comprise 67 individuals and five suspects represent corporations.

Bareskrim has investigated four cases, South Sumatras police handled 34 cases, Riaus police 68, Jambis police 18 cases, Central Kalimantans police 59, West Kalimantans police 29, South Kalimantans police 9, and East Kalimantans police 11 cases.

The two foreign companies being investigated are PT ASP of China, being handled by the Central Kalimantan police, and PT KAL of Australia, handled by West Kalimantans police.

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