Cops to summon Rizieq Shihab over Megamendung event

Detectives will certainly summon Rizieq Shihab to look for an explanation so the chronology of the problem is clear.

Bandung – Police will summon Islam Defenders Front (FPI) leader Habib Rizieq Shihab and question him over declared offenses of health protocols throughout a mass gathering in Megamendung, Bogor, West Java, on Friday (November 13, 2020).

” Investigators will definitely summon Rizieq Shihab to seek an information so the chronology of the issue is clear,” chief of the general public relations bureau of the West Java provincial police, Senior Commissioner Erdi A Chaniago, said here on Saturday.

Authorities will ask Shihab to clarify whether he participated in a cutting-edge event in Megamendung at his own effort or at the invitation of the arranging committee, he included.

Chaniago stated cops will summon Shihab after completing a preliminary investigation.

Bogor district head Ade Yasin, chief of the local community system, and the occasion’s organizer, Habib Muchsin Alatas, have not appeared before the General Crime Examination Directorate of the West Java provincial police to provide their explanation, he added.

Yasin did not respond to the authorities’s summons on him being exposed to COVID-19, while Muchsin did not provide a factor for stopping working to appear before the cops, Chaniago stated.

Authorities likewise plan to summon another member of the occasion’s arranging committee, Ustadz Asep Agus Sofyan, he added.

4 people will be issued summons on Tuesday (November 24, 2020), he said.

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Authorities had previously questioned the secretary of the Bogor district government, chief of the Bogor Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), and the Megamendung sub-district head in relation to the case.

Based upon the results of an investigation, authorities discovered the occasion’s organizers did not protect a cops permit, Chaniago stated.

Earlier, the National Police’s Wrongdoer Investigation Department (Bareskrim) had actually summoned West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil over declared violations of health procedures throughout Shihab’s event in Megamendung.

” As a law-abiding resident, I must satisfy the summons. Tomorrow (Friday, November 20), (I) will go to Bareskrim Polri in the business of the chief of legal bureau (of the secretariat of West Java province,” Kamil informed journalism here on Thursday. (INE)

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