December 9, 2020, 03.24 AM

Also read: Jakarta Police Gun Down 6 Alleged FPI Members on Outskirts of Capital

Meanwhile, the Indonesian National Police took over the investigation of the standoff between the Jakarta Metropolitan Police and FPI members outside Jakarta which killed six of the latter on Monday, December 7.

National Police spokesman Inspector General Argo Yuwono confirmed the move. “The [National] Police are examining CCTV footage of the incident as well as the vehicles used by police officers and the FPI, as evidence.” 

“Investigators from the National Police will also determine who owned the gun used by the FPI, as well as verify the information that their followers will back Rizieq as he is interrogated by the police. We also arranged for the dead men’s remains to be returned to their loved ones.”

The police are also searching for four FPI members who fled from the gunfight. The FPI denied the police version of events, and maintained that they have no firearms.

(Writers: Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Devina Halim | Editors: Diamanty Meiliana, Bayu Galih)

Sources: 

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/12/08/12402011/jusuf-kalla-bantah-bantu-pulangkan-rizieq-shihab-ke-indonesia?page=all#page2

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2020/12/08/19042931/mabes-polri-ambil-alih-kasus-baku-tembak-polisi-dengan-laskar-pengawal?page=all#page2

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