Police committed to furnishing necessary information to Komnas HAM

Police committed to furnishing necessary information to Komnas HAM

Chief of the National Police's Criminal Investigation Directorate Coms. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo. (ANTARA/ Anita Permata Dewi)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Police's Criminal Investigation Directorate Chief Coms. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo pledged to provide information required for the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) probe into the fatal shooting of six FPI members.

"I am ready (for that) if the Komnas HAM needs it," Prabowo noted in a statement in Jakarta on Wednesday (Dec 16) while speaking in connection with the Human Rights Commission's request for further details on the autopsied bodies of six slain FPI members.

The National Police remains unwavering in its commitment to solving the case of the fatal shooting that occurred during an encounter between the FPI members and Jakarta police officers on December 7, 2020, in a professional, transparent, and objective manner, he affirmed.

"From the start, we are keen that the investigation process be conducted transparently," Prabowo remarked.

Head of the human rights commission's team of investigators, Choirul Anam, had confirmed earlier that a letter was sent to Prabowo for summoning the police hospital's doctors involved in the autopsy of the bodies of slain FPI members.

Komnas HAM's investigators have sought additional information of the procedures, process, and substances pertaining to the autopsy of the bodies of six slain guards of the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Habib Rizieq Shihab, according to the statement of Anam.

Anam highlighted that additional explanation regarding the autopsy held immense significance for the human rights commission in its endeavors to uncover the truth behind this fatal shooting.

Early this week, the human rights commission summoned Jakarta Police chief, Insp. Gen. Fadil Imran, and state-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga's president director, Subakti Syukur, as part of its endeavors to complete its inquiry into the case.

After Imran and Syukur were summoned, Komnas HAM voiced its intent to obtain further details of each aspect of the police's shooting of these six FPI members.

Komnas HAM Chairman Ahmad Taufan Damanik revealed that the human rights commission and the Jakarta police chief had agreed to work on obtaining a detailed account of the fatal shooting.

"We are going to explore more detailed accounts of every aspect, including the evidence. We have agreed on this," Damanik stated.

Komnas HAM's team of investigators had earlier sought facts and accounts pertaining to the incident from the FPI, witnesses, victims' relatives, and community members.

They had also conducted a thorough crime-scene investigation and field observation as part of the endeavors to uncover facts regarding the fatal shooting that had caught the attention of both Indonesian and international media outlets.

Komnas HAM formed the team to assess the information developing in the public domain and acquire facts from parties over the incident soon after the Jakarta police chief publicly announced the deaths of six FPI members. Related news: Mystery continues to shroud shooting of FPI members
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