Police arrests ten suspects of Papua shooting incident

The police, stated Sutarman, are interrogating the suspects who are believed to be the members of Free Papua Movement.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Police have arrested ten suspects from the Papua shooting incident that claimed an army personnel from 753 Battalion First Private Sugianto in Mulia, Puncak Jaya District on Friday.

"We have arrested ten persons. The interception was conducted in cooperation with the team," stated Chief of Indonesian Police General Sutarman here, on Monday.

Sutarman made the remark during a technical meeting at the Police Headquarter in Jakarta.

The police, stated Sutarman, are interrogating the suspects who are believed to be the members of Free Papua Movement.

The Police also seized a hand gun F 16 type from one of the suspects.

First Private Sugianto had been shot when he was patrolling along with the Police in Pintu Angin area, which was previously the shooting scene of Indonesian Military contra armed group in Papua.

The shooting had killed a member from the armed group; the police had also seized an AK-47 rifle.

The XVII Military Region Commander Major General Christian Zebua informed Antara that Sugianto had died in Mulia even as he was heading toward the shooting scene in Pintu Angin.

"First Private Sugianto died when he came to the shooting scene with the Police," Zebua assured.

According to Indonesian Military information the body of Sugianto was flown to Jayapura by Susi Air plane on Friday.(*)

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